from The Century Dictionary.
- By confession or admission; admittedly.
- By general consent or admission.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb By confession; without denial.
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from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb as acknowledged
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The nickname confessedly arose, so far as France was concerned, first in
But here, where many native flowers have no popular names at all, and others are called confessedly by wrong ones, -- where it really costs less trouble to use Latin names than English, the affectation seems the other way.
"pillar and ground," and these substantives, the third, a much weaker one, and that an adjective, "confessedly," or "without controversy great," would not come.
But I prefer a setup where multiple confessedly fallible voices can act as a check on each other than one in which a few purportedly infallible and objective voices manufacture a consensus, for want of a better phrase.
She came to Jackson Hole, Wyo., to speak truth to the confessedly powerless.
After Christina Aguilera, who has confessedly been singing this since she was seven and if you don't believe me, check YouTube, memorably flubbed the lyrics at this year's Super Bowl, it seems as good an occasion as any to point out what an utter miscalculation this song is.
To ask the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
There have been numerous such attempts: Peter Ackroyd's The Death of King Arthur is one that's self-confessedly "loose" but confusingly billed on the title-page as a "retelling" – was the editor in?
My favorite entries are often the self-confessedly sappy ones like this: Nice work if you can get it.
Not having read the disclaimer on the publisher's page, Douthat is unaware that Brown is not preaching, he's writing fiction, that you can't present fiction that can be read as fact, it can only be read as fiction, and that fiction does not unlock any secrets of history or anything else, because it is self-confessedly, upfront about it, it is fiction.