Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Curiously; minutely.

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Examples

  • He looked round at her and saw that she was very young -- sixteen, perhaps, at the most, and that she had once -- nay very lately -- been exquisitively pretty.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • Her whole attitude and manner were those of an exquisitively sensitive and highly organized being, just struggling into the life of some mysterious new inner birth, -- into the sense of powers of feeling and being hitherto unknown even to herself.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 45, July, 1861

  • But that sixth sense of his -- intuition, what you will -- that exquisitively sensitive sentinel admonished that at least one person in the room was watching him narrowly.

    The False Faces Further Adventures from the History of the Lone Wolf

  • One by one, clad in their simple yet modest gowns of pelts and garlands, five exquisitively superb specimens of cave-girl came gracefully down to the water-hole to drink.

    Police!!!

  • The sunlight floods the sweet face so exquisitively stupid, and her soul, and the room, and the very conditions of life of these people are revealed to us.

    Modern Painting

  • Not until Keats did another English poet appear so filled with the passion for outward shapes of beauty, so exquisitively alive to all impressions of the senses.

    From Chaucer to Tennyson

  • He looked round at her and saw that she was very young — sixteen, perhaps, at the most, and that she had once — nay very lately — been exquisitively pretty.

    Can you forgive her?

  • The sepulchral chamber was beautifully lined and roofed, and the sarcophagus was exquisitively carved.

    Ancient Egypt

  • At length, from out of the mass of rich shawls, there was lifted the white, rounded, exquisitively shaped, though somewhat large, arm of the lady, beckoning me to enter; but sound there was none.

    Rattlin the Reefer

  • Edomites or Idumeans -- the exquisitively affecting story of Joseph and his brethren -- and of his transplanting the Israelites into Egypt, who there multiplied to a great nation.

    The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant

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