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- adv. In a dispersive way.
- adv. With regard to dispersion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a dispersive manner; by dispersion: as, dispersively refracted light.
If they spring straight from the heart, though in different directions, dispersively, then magic must also start from the common centre; and, though its divergence from religion tends to become total, at first, and indeed it may be for long, the discrepancy between them is rather felt uneasily than recognized clearly.
His latest argument in the premises is as follows: Man, who is by nature dispersively individualistic, is brought into industrial coordination only by coercion.
"_Come_ along!" she says, dispersively and emphatically.
The political influences spoken of before, operating no doubt with others of which it is unnecessary to speak, have acted dispersively on the sum of national reputations, and equitably allotted to almost every part of the fair island some _parcenary_ share of fame, some hallowing memory, like a household genius, to preside over and endear its localities.