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  • adv. In a dialectical manner; logically.
  • adv. Regarding dialectics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a dialectical manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Logically.
  • In the manner of a dialect; in regard to dialect.

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

  • adv. in a dialectic manner


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  • It is an idealism without respect for ideals; a system of dialectic in which a psychological flux (not, of course, psychological science, which would involve terms dialectically fixed and determinate) is made systematically to obliterate intended meanings.

    The Life of Reason

  • At present, when the results of the investigation of nature need only be conceived of dialectically, that is in the sense of their mutual interconnection, to arrive at a system of nature sufficient for our time, when the dialectical character of this interconnection forces itself into the metaphysically trained minds of experimental scientists, against their will, today a philosophy of nature is finally disposed of, every attempt at its resurrection would not only be superfluous, it would even be a step backwards.

    Feuerbach: The roots of the socialist philosophy

  • It happens that institutions of terror and cruelty have so often been organised under a humanitarian remit that one is inclined to wonder if the values that supposedly gave rise to them are, 'dialectically', interpenetrated with their opposites.


  • I would think it was both the cause and the effect – the one dialectically transforming into the other – as high price leads to better cultivation which leads to better wine which leads to higher price.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • It makes it all deliciously, dialectically melodious.

    HBO's 'Sunset Limited' review: All aboard the theological choo-choo

  • Contemporary society, like contemporary dictators, can no longer be undermined by ridicule, Zizekexplains that "GrouchoMarx authoritarianism" is imminent, writers understand that the function of Dada and all intervention/provication movements is exhausted in an age where a self-satisfied social norm has dialectically synthesized with surrealism and the rest ...


  • By living life in contradiction, by embodying the contradiction, Galifianakis seems to be promoting a dialectically nuanced view of reality, which is an invaluable counterweight to the mindset of oversimplification.

    Pavel Somov, Ph.D.: Pattern Interruption Hall of Fame: Zach Galifianakis

  • Further to the east, another deadline was inserted dialectically into President Obama's second 30,000-troop surge in Afghanistan (probably this was the work of some political head at the White House, possibly the VP and/or President Obama himself): the deadline for beginning the American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan would be July 2011.

    Dr. Charles G. Cogan: Deadlines "R" Us

  • It is, rather, a decisive admission of uncertainty that is dialectically connected to the repudiation of the totalitarian principle, in the mind as well in politics.

    Christopher Hitchens On 'Hitch-22': Memoir Was 'Fantastically Difficult' To Write

  • It is no accident that virtually all of the great nineteenth-century novelists take a jaundiced or ironic view of the prevailing, expedient view of history as the progressive, rational, and dialectically (self-regulating) realization of freedom.

    The Melancholic Gift: Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Fiction


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