Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In such a manner as to excite vomiting.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He is a true original, and the scandalous award of the 2008 Nobel prize in literature to the emetically correct JMG Le Clézio shows how much the French are in need of those.

    La carte et le territoire by Michel Houellebecq – review

  • Whether it was owing to the disappointment caused by hearing too much in his praise beforehand we will not pretend to say, but it certainly did seem to us that Dr. Holmes 'efforts in this line must originally have been intended to act upon his patients emetically.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 6, August 5, 1850

  • In vain Cape Grinez, coming frankly forth into the sea, exhorts the failing to be stout of heart and stomach; sneaking Calais, prone behind its bar, invites emetically to despair.

    The Bed-Book of Happiness

  • In vain Cape Grinez, coming frankly forth into the sea, exhorts the failing to be stout of heart and stomach: sneaking Calais, prone behind its bar, invites emetically to despair.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • Grinez, coming frankly forth into the sea, exhorts the failing to be stout of heart and stomach: sneaking Calais, prone behind its bar, invites emetically to despair.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • The New Zealand-based kiwi fruit marketing board Zespri offers such drab recipes as kid's kiwi fruit cone, and even our own late, lamented Keith Floyd took the Zespri buck to record this weepingly awful promotion for such delights as prawns with marie rose and sliced kiwi and, most emetically, chicken breast stuffed with the stuff.

    The Guardian World News

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