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  • adv. In a cutting manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a cutting manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a cutting manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an intentionally unkind way


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  • In debates with Barack Obama, he would have been as cuttingly effective as he was in his encounters with Joe Lieberman and John Edwards in 2000 and 2004 respectively.

    Running Dick Cheney

  • Was it to "impress chicks," as one editor cuttingly suggested?

    Reporter Puts Self on Chopping Block

  • All three of his colleagues are impressive, but it is the snide, cuttingly nasal voice of Mr. Rhys that will echo in your mind long after you leave the theater.

    Still Angry After All These Years

  • She says, indirectly but no less cuttingly, that "Mrs. Nixon is not someone I wish I could have had to dinner."

    Standing Pat (On Her Head)

  • Early in the Democratic primaries, in January 2008, Obama had stunned many of his supporters by praising Reagan as a transformational president — a contrast to the eight years of Bill Clinton, Obama added cuttingly.

    Obama’s Old Deal

  • Russia's PM Vladimir Putin just cuttingly observed that America is no better than Greece at handling its financial mess.

    Cleaning up Greece's Augean Stable

  • "Just like one of the ancient dictators," she was saying cuttingly.

    "Master Control" by Harl Vincent, part 5

  • More cuttingly, it suggested the relationship between the U.S. and Israel did not result from some deep overlap of strategic assets, but from a powerful domestic lobby in the United States that drove American policy along a trajectory divorced from real U.S. national interests, a lobby that also stifled opposing voices.

    How to Make Peace in the Middle East in Six Months or Less Without Leaving Your Apartment

  • The air was cuttingly cold, though patches of brilliant blue peeked between scudding clouds.

    Raven Speak

  • The speakers were dispassionate and cuttingly business-like; they used carefully selected phrases.



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