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  • adv. In an embryonic way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • As regards an embryo; as or for an embryo; in an embryonic or rudimentary manner.


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  • While he'd been a knob-turning radio music freak and record collector as a kid, his professional journey embryonically began at WXPN why he was at this convention in the first place.

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  • But as long as the world does not understand which wounds it has inflicted on itself, it will not be able to advance to the optimistic, happiness-seeking and in the end even loving self that slumbers embryonically in the innermost core of our democratic and social ideals.

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  • Those gifts are bestowed on believers embryonically in the sacrament of confirmation, and are enhanced when we undergo that special manifestation of the power of the sacraments of initiation which is known among charismatics as "baptism in the Holy Spirit."

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  • I was involved with her embryonically, she started at Welnor (ph), she came on my radio show a long time ago, before she ...

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  • Regeneration heals the ravages of sin -- embryonically in this life, and with ever greater fullness in the next.

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  • CARTER: I thought first about getting a professional illustrator to do them, because I kind of wanted an illustration for each one, but I realized that Sara was a very accomplished young artist embryonically.

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  • Their own embryonically political populism, radical but — except in local community organization — not democratic, has in the past been most easily mobilized into a mass movement by demagogic presidents or ex-presidents, preferably military.

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  • Long before I even became embryonically involved in the project, my mother, for various reasons of her own had resolved that I should breathe the free air of the Republic from the first, and went to considerable lengths to make good that resolution.

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  • Every man came with one deep-rooted determination and that was to see that no one "put anything over" which might make an organization so embryonically useful take a fatal or selfish step.

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  • Hunt perceived that this daring, world-defying, embryonically beautiful model of his had idealized the homecoming nephew of the

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