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  • adverb in a combustible manner

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Examples

  • As Christopher Hitchens reminded us in his essay in the June 2002 Atlantic, "A Man of Permanent Contradictions," few British writers of comparable stature were both as widely beloved and as intensely reviled in their own lifetimes, or have continued to elicit such combustibly mixed feelings among later generations of readers.

    Who Was Kipling?

  • They would also use mercury for bullets in their rifles, just as inhabitants of the intra-Vulcan planets at the other extreme might, if their bodies consisted of asbestos, or were in any other way non-combustibly constituted, bathe in tin, lead, or even zinc, which ordinarily exist in the liquid state, as water and mercury do on the earth.

    A Journey in Other Worlds

  • They would also use mercury for bullets in their rifles, just as inhabitants of the intra-Vulcan planets at the other extreme might, if their bodies consisted of asbestos, or were in any other way non-combustibly constituted, bathe in tin, lead, or even zinc, which ordinarily exist in the liquid state, as water and mercury do on the earth.

    A journey in other worlds A romance of the future

  • Except that no Broadway musical, not even the most imbecilic Victor Herbert operetta, was ever this blissfully brain damaged, combustibly campy, or delightfully dumb.

    Chicago Reader

  • Although not every­thing succeeds here, you get the feeling of a writer working at high pressure with combustibly personal material, scarcely bothering to disguise various real-life figures - his sister, Hitchens, the poet Ian Hamilton.

    Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

  • Greg and I broke apart as swiftly and combustibly as we’d come together.

    The Merlot Murders

  • Greg and I broke apart as swiftly and combustibly as we’d come together.

    The Merlot Murders

  • Greg and I broke apart as swiftly and combustibly as we’d come together.

    The Merlot Murders

  • Greg and I broke apart as swiftly and combustibly as we’d come together.

    The Merlot Murders

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