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  • adv. In an expressive manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an expressive manner; plainly and emphatically; with much significance; clearly; fully; specifically, in music, with feeling, or in accordance with the written expression-marks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with expression; in an expressive manner


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  • Here the saint blesses the store of a "homo plebeius cum uxore et filiis" -- a poor man with a wife and family -- a term expressively known in this day among all who have to deal with the condition of their fellow-men, from the chancellor of the exchequer to the relieving-officer.

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  • What the French call expressively a "serrement de coeur" seized him when he saw that Erica was indeed at home, but that she was lying on the couch.

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  • "old man's beard," as the common west-country name expressively phrases it.

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  • Two elderly ladies in the third row nod expressively as Reid picks up steam: “When you do it in the name of God all things are possible, Hallelujah!” he says, growling out his appeal to the divine.

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  • He drinks from a crystal water goblet and stares out expressively over his small, wire-framed glasses, lips pursed, eyebrows raised, and arms folded.

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  • Besides, there are certain moments of lyrical intensity, as he would like to feel, which may come out more expressively in poetry.

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  • The extensive set-up segments suggested a rapprochement with Maksim, her excessively handsome, expressively conceited partner/punisher.

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  • The orchestra and its luminous soloists played expressively and with artful technique.

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  • Violinist Stephanie Gonley added valuable experience as guest leader, and these well-drilled emerging young players performed expressively.

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  • McLean, whose character is joined onstage by his personal secretary, Toadpipe, portrayed expressively by Karen Eleanor Wight although she has so speaking parts, wears a smoking jacket reminiscent of Hugh Hefner and leads the audience through his wicked thought process while penning his letters to Wormwood.

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