Definitions

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  • adv. In the way of executing or performing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the way of executing or performing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the way of executing or performing; by active agency.

Etymologies

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executive +‎ -ly

Examples

  • They were riveting in their rawness and to the extent one side of them ever seemed prepped, Rosie made no attempt to hide her disgust with such executively borne machinations.

    Amanda Guinzburg: Split Scene

  • He DOES have enumerated powers executively, in the case of suceeding the President, temporarily or permanently.

    Is it foolish to question whether the Vice President is part of the Executive Branch?

  • Counsel advised against making the EAC executively appointed, but the HAVA gang of four (McConnell, Dodd, Hoyer, and Ney) overrode his objections.

    The EAC Gopher Bash

  • Interesting to see the baseball ep - Not only did I fair to realise that the eps are directed and executively produced by Bryan Singer (of X-Men fame) - but also that he acts in that episode (directing the baseball star in the anti-drug ad)

    June 24th, 2006

  • It was subtle enough in all conscience — and involved, as is common with the executively great, with a strong sense of personal advancement.

    The Financier

  • In autocratic societies the cohesive force exists in traditions or can at any moment be generated executively.

    The Psychology of Nations A Contribution to the Philosophy of History

  • It was subtle enough in all conscience -- and involved, as is common with the executively great, with

    The Financier, a novel

  • Very cheery but he feels that he is the only Lieutenant-General executively employed with troops who has so small a command as a

    Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2

  • A thorough-bred person may belong to the artistic, mechanical, or scientific classes, either appreciatively or executively; he must exhibit both gentleness and spirit, as occasion requires; he must be governed by the law of justice; he must make the comfort of his associates his concern, and do what is _right_ in order to enhance their happiness.

    History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present Moral and Physical Reasons for its Performance

  • Either can only be an agent; and as Congress cannot act executively, whereas the President must ultimately be charged with the executive administration of the order for that suspension, which has in fact been issued by the Constitution itself, therefore the power of exercising the suspension of the writ may properly be presumed to be in the hands of the President and not to be in the hands of Congress.

    North America

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