Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or like a learned man; scholarly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Like a doctor or learned man.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In the manner of a doctor.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

doctor + -ly

Examples

  • I'm reluctant to say too much about it, or even to explain it let's just say that a combination of doctorly advice and husbandly heroism and sheer desperation and luck and blessedness probably have much to do with it.

    Archive 2009-02-22

  • It is also doctorly in the sense that Obama thinks about the body politic as a whole thing.

    Getting to Know Him

  • SM goes on to commiserate with Gunn over the pneumonia he had mentioned he was recovering from, gives him some doctorly admonishments to rest up and kvetches about his own ailments.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • SM goes on to commiserate with Gunn over the pneumonia he had mentioned he was recovering from, gives him some doctorly admonishments to rest up and kvetches about his own ailments.

    Antiquarian Weird Tales: More Sam Moskowitz

  • I will suggest that listening is a doctorly skill, as is noticing, and then responding at just the right level.

    Why Your Cubicle Moonlights as a Therapist’s Couch

  • I'm reluctant to say too much about it, or even to explain it let's just say that a combination of doctorly advice and husbandly heroism and sheer desperation and luck and blessedness probably have much to do with it.

    And On The Seven-Hundredth Day, She Rested

  • I will suggest that listening is a doctorly skill, as is noticing, and then responding at just the right level.

    Why Your Cubicle Moonlights as a Therapist’s Couch

  • YET ANOTHER endless, mind-numbing forty-seven page long blurb from victoria, who day in and day out thinks her uppity, doctorly opinions are welcome, relavant, superior, not coma-inducing...

    "Anna Nicole Smith embodied America... its overabundance; its exploitability, and its propensity to exploit."

  • He didn't call me doctor though, I think they only do it when I'm leaving the office and it looks more doctorly of me, not when i'm just walking around Mwanza like any old schlep.

    the doctor is out

  • He didn't call me doctor though, I think they only do it when I'm leaving the office and it looks more doctorly of me, not when i'm just walking around Mwanza like any old schlep.

    Archive 2006-10-01

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