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  • adv. in an elemental manner
  • adv. literally

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. According to elements; literally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an elemental manner; with reference to or as regards elements.


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  • Then, with a flair for timing that can only be described as elementally perverse, nature unleashed another blow.


  • He could be as elementally raw at times as a screaming savage; and at other times as delicate as a maid, as subtle as a Spaniard.


  • If you are concerned with humankind, you must rightly perceive the object of your concern elementally.

    Nancy Chuda: To Invent Fire

  • Jees Uck, whose mind was simple, who thought elementally and was unused to weighing life in its subtler quantities, read Amos


  • And, more elementally, don't they know there's a recession on?

    Terrance Heath: The Jobs Deficit & The Breaking Point, Pt. 2

  • At the festival's lively new downtown location, featuring the elementally dubbed TIFF Lightbox film center, Mr. Turturro has joined New Yorkers Woody Allen, Julian Schnabel, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Cameron Mitchell and others to offer films big, small and unclassifiable.

    Turturro Leads the Yankees Into Canada

  • I feel very human and elementally exposed in a way that helps me further my appreciation of life and the family I always return to after my short excursions.

    Maria Rodale: A Visit to My Kitchen: Michel Nischan

  • DMC certainly may not be the most thought-provoking, innovative, dignified or ground-breaking franchise out there -- but DMC4 is high, high quality stuff, elementally.

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  • The principles are so simple, so elementally fair, that they seem more self-evident than radical when articulated by one of the workers: “We formed the co-operative with the criteria of equal wages and making basic decisions by assembly; we are against the separation of manual and intellectual work; we want a rotation of positions and, above all, the ability to recall our elected leaders.”

    The Revolution Wasn’t Televised « Gerry Canavan

  • In a study originally designed by Nielsen group, intended to find out what was going on, elementally, with community access cable channels, primates were divided into two groups, one of which was allowed to lead a normal life, while the other was exposed to a constant, 24-hour stream of community access programming.

    Jilly Gagnon: Live a Very, VERY Long Life...


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