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- adv. In a compulsive manner; obsessively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. By compulsion; by force.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By or under compulsion; by force; compulsorily.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a compulsive manner
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But as Kevin compulsively applied plaster to the sample boards like frosting to a cake — painting, spreading, smoothing, scraping — he couldn’t get the aged marine paint effect he was hoping for.
If one were to be sitting all day, compulsively, that is equally absurd as far as the body's construction is concerned.
But, unfortunately I see a lot of people began to eat kind of compulsively and gain weight.
And doesn’t cloistered mean, you know, not wandering up and down the aisles at Barnes & Noble or Googling your own name compulsively, checking out your own publicity?
Serious illness and its attendant surgical procedures have spawned all sorts of odd behaviors, such as compulsively checking awfulplasticsurgery. com and watching cheesy medical reality shows.
Otherwise I would be endlessly rewriting the past, what has already been and left the barn, which seems a kind of compulsively maniacal nightmare.
I can agree, for example, that a lot of runners have "bizarre preoccupation" with food and are "compulsively" athletic -- and see myself in a lot of what the authors describe, really -- but good luck finding useful clinical criteria for these."
I arrived about 20 minutes early for the showing, because I'm compulsively punctual and because I actually hoped to have a few minutes before the movie to read that day's newspaper.
Amis compulsively offers himself the jester in an otherwise earnest ring.
It seems like the difficulty of your task is making something that's compulsively watchable and eccentric without insulting your subjects.