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  • adv. In a discerning manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a discerning manner; with judgment; judiciously; acutely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With discernment; acutely; with judgment; skilfully.


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discerning +‎ -ly


  • Students try new technologies and use them discerningly, that is, as long as they are useful; they have no loyalties and switch if they find something better.

    2008 IASL Conference -2

  • I think its not such a discerningly sadistic weapon that only ignites on skin - I think you'll find it ignites in the presence of oxygen at levels found in our atmosphere's oxygen/nitrogen mix!

    Two news stories about Israel and Hamas that you won't see on the BBC

  • I love to help and offer my assistance, and I do this every single day in so many ways, but I like to help effectively, discerningly, and immediately.

    The Self-Made Man Behind the Marvel

  • Arthur Mason was only able to stare at the youth, who so calmly told of his crime and so discerningly judged the man who had hired him for his dirty work.

    "Power" by Harl Vincent, part 8

  • All that to say, I think it is important first to put good, strong Christian role models and good stories out there for our children; discerningly discuss how to be in the world and not of it; and, watch out that we don't just imitate the world's stuff and ways by repackaging it with a Christian label.

    Bring Back Childhood

  • But his oeuvre has been covered in a number of books, most discerningly by Lesley Ellis Miller and by Marie-Andrée Jouve and her co-author Jacqueline Demornex.

    Couture Clash

  • The careful writer will quickly learn to use it discerningly.

    As to ‘as to’…

  • It's not something that anyone should be proud of but the reserved, foppish, whoopsadaisy, 'don't make a scene' approach to life that is fully embodied in every Hugh Grant screen character and half the Shadow Cabinet is so discerningly engaging that I can't help but doff my cap to it from time to time.

    Is the UK a country of Killjoys?

  • And now I have a specific desire so I can pray discerningly, and I ask you do the same.


  • Now that is you, Noelle said, watching the model discerningly as she passed us by.

    Paradise Lost


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