Definitions

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  • adv. So as to emulate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an emulative manner; with emulation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an emulative manner.

Etymologies

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emulative +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "Did she?" persisted Sissy, putting her jackstones in her pocket and rising emulatively.

    The Madigans

  • The place of gentlefolk in the economy of Nature is tracelessly to consume the community's net product, and in doing so to set a standard of decent expenditure for the others emulatively to work up to as near as may be.

    An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation

  • I thought, by his address, that he would have taken my hand; and both hands were so emulatively passive -- How does he manage it to be so free in

    The History of Sir Charles Grandison, Volume 4 (of 7)

  • In the month of December 1800 a match was to have been run over Doncaster racecourse for one hundred guineas, but one of the horses having been withdrawn, a mare started alone, that by running the ground she might ensure the wager; when having run about one mile in the four, she was accompanied by a greyhound, which joined her from the side of the course, and emulatively entering into the competition, continued to race with the mare for the other three miles, keeping nearly head and head, and affording an excellent treat to the field by the energetic exertions of each.

    A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals

  • R.N.) were detailed to gather sticks, a duty that was so arranged as to involve, with each load of firewood, the jumping of the vassal-stream, and thus gave opportunity for a display akin to that of the jungle-cocks, who, naturalists inform us, leap emulatively before their ladies.

    Mount Music

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