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  • adv. In an extraneous manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an extraneous manner; from without.


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  • It's just you and the bump da da bump da da bump da da and everything else happening in the song, at least to me, feels like it's happening kind of extraneously, at the top of the song where, once it's loud enough, you can't really register it anyway.

    Tiny Cat Pants

  • The prose is never clunky, extraneously verbose or bogged down with disposition; the writing is neither grand nor pedestrian and the fact that everything comes at seemingly the righ moment (i.e. perfect pace) makes for a smooth and enjoyable read.

    Kay Kenyon - Bright of the Sky (Book Review)

  • He made sure he didn't play extraneously or he didn't do other shows ever.

    Mike Ragogna: Chatting with American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery, Baaba Maal, The Box Story, and Ozzie & Harriet Estate Manager, Sam Nelson

  • Cameron said "the difficult technical thing for the Bank is to work out what is actually a trend rise in inflation and what is a one-off increase in the price level because of something that's happening extraneously".

    David Cameron voices fears over rising inflation ahead of jobs summit

  • Barack intentionally, extraneously ventured into straw man land in order to define journalism itself as a detestable “old Washington game”.

    Obama: the press’s abusive lover

  • To his mind the word rompers connotated a garment extraneously smeared, as this one.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • It should be added, though, that monoculture, especially of molluscs in brackish water and of predatory fish such as trout, salmon, or groupers, can furnish high annual yields that are commercially attractive in spite of substantial inputs: for these species, the food is extraneously supplied.

    Chapter 14

  • The wise men are not agreed whether this apparition is merely of gaseous composition or is a solid body supplied extraneously with heat and luminosity, inexhaustibly; some argue that its existence will be limited to the period of one thousand, or five hundred thousand, or one million years; others declare that it will roll on until the end of time.

    The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

  • It is not analogous to energy at all, it is analogous to the magnetism which can be excited by any given magnet: the required energy, in both cases, being extraneously supplied, and only transmuted into the appropriate form by the guiding principle which controls the operation.

    Life and Matter A Criticism of Professor Haeckel's 'Riddle of the Universe'

  • "Look hyar, Injun! whether we fired symultainyously, or extraneously, or cattawampously, ain't the flappin 'o' a beaver's tail to me; but I tuk sight on that bird; I hut that bird; and 'twar my bullet brought the thing down."

    The Scalp Hunters


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