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  • adv. in an eclectic manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an eclectic manner; by an eclectic method.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By way of choosing or selecting; in the manner of the eclectic philosophers or physicians; as an eclectic.


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  • "Freaks" created a counterculture by choosing eclectically from the wealth of bohemian and subcultural traditions available to them, and by infusing those traditions with new meaning. 28

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  • From the Abassid Caliph to the rise and fall of the Zulu Nation, the programmes have roamed eclectically, with the leading academics in the field contributing their expertise in terms any interested person can follow.

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  • His own work of eclectically weird songs and sonic landscapes, such as “Music for Airports” puts him as king of weird in the musical world.

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  • But he might deserve one for most eclectically attentive to high-end trends.

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  • It could be the home of an eclectically minded collector were it not for a wall of white moulded shelving on which are displayed women's shoes and handbags, intensely colored and exquisite.

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  • Separately, the BBC's governing body rejected a proposal to close BBC Radio 6 Music, an eclectically programmed radio station with a small but devoted following.

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  • Not to be outdone, eclectically, I offer this one about a Jewish heavy metal album.

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  • The rusted red, corrugated steel barn that stores Mr. Gasner ' s collection of surfboards and wet suits is a teen ' s dream, housing a ping-pong table, a hot-pink couch, a large flat-screen television and a large room upstairs where seven brightly colored twin beds with eclectically patterned throw pillows are arranged in a U-shape around a lime-green pool table.

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  • Upstairs, seven brightly colored twin beds with eclectically patterned throw pillows are arranged in a U-shape around a lime green pool table.

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  • One of the items in the purse along with my eclectically populated iPod Nano and some cash and receipts from my trip was my out of state driver's license, which I hadn't yet changed to New York State.

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