Definitions

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  • adv. In a factitious manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a factitious or artificial manner.

Etymologies

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From factitious and -ly.

Examples

  • One colleague 'factitiously' suggested that the Final Solution was to euthanize the 'Baby

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  • Gradually, if somewhat factitiously, his life is transformed through the experience, and in turn he enriches the lives of the collection of kindly, slightly bruised French types that constitute his circle.

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  • Brightly quips factitiously, “... what a saving of time and of reason there will be, when, instead of inquiring the past actions and propensities of a man, you have only to run over his head with your fingers and become acquainted with his character at once” (2.3.693).

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  • If one accepts the "Official Version" of the events that occurred on 9/11 or in the days leading up to it, one must conclude that a series of miraclesindeedoccurred ~ suggesting factitiously the hand of higher powers.

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  • If one accepts the "Official Version" of the events that occurred on 9/11 or in the days leading up to it, one must conclude that a series of miracles occurred ~ suggesting factitiously the hand of higher powers.

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  • Here, too, it resembles "The Producers," which was a last-gasp homage to the anything-for-a-laugh Borscht Belt schtickery on which the stand-up comedy of my childhood was based, with four-letter words sprinkled on top to give it a factitiously up-to-date air.

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  • Here, instead of trying to explain the music factitiously by nebulous social ideals, Taruskin shows specifically how the two operas worked within their societies, the solemn ceremony of Orfeo contrasted with the sensational and even pornographic aspect of Poppea.

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  • Strangely enough, it is very well worth doing, for, though it is even more factitiously Moorish than the Alcazar, it is of almost as great beauty and of greater dignity.

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  • "Dude" may have been made up "factitiously" (I'd like to know the dude who did it), but according to the O.E.D., it first came into vogue in New York about 1883, in connection with what the O.E.D. calls "the 'aesthetic craze' of the day."

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  • Man, Jesus, whose composite portrait -- it is agreed -- could not have been factitiously invented, was filled with them, we speak of God in man as the Son.

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