from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a felicitous manner; happily; appropriately; aptly.

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  • adverb In a felicitous manner

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  • adverb in a felicitous manner


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  • Where one of them would bring a habeas corpus -- a name felicitously expressive, according to the English method, of civil liberty -- an inhabitant of the

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  • It is Mr. McElroy's most felicitously written book: the dialogue clattering with aggression, the descriptive passages typically to the point, full of the staccato rhythms of thought and the competing agendas of the characters.

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  • Instead of the customary greased swarthiness of the race, her skin was clear and of a light-bronze tone, and her features less harsh, more felicitously curved, than those common to the blood.

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  • "It's a very video-centric space," says Bill Brand, HSN's felicitously named executive vice president of marketing, programming and business development.

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  • It was in my undergraduate days that we met, and ere the half-hour struck we were quarreling felicitously over Weismann and the neo-Darwinians.

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  • Most of all, Bierce offers the pleasure of lacerating wit, felicitously phrased.

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  • Although it's not, to say the least, phrased very felicitously, presumably what both Alvarez and McConkey are getting at is what Thomas suggests in describing this "essence" as "inevitably entwined with [these writers] own lives."

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  • I have read many of these stories before, but Updike has re-arranged them in the way in which he presumably now wants them to be read, the arrangement that will convey most felicitously what they have to offer us.

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  • Perhaps no environment would have so felicitously permitted O'Neill to mine the depths of a childhood in the markedly dysfunctional family in which he grew up.

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  • The revolving door between Wall Street and Washington calls attention to the rotten heart at the core of the American polity today -- what James Galbraith has felicitously termed"the predator state".

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