Definitions

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  • adv. In a festering manner.

Etymologies

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festering +‎ -ly

Examples

  • He manages to be in Cairo during the run-up to the second round of the Suez War in 1967, in Saudi Arabia just as the American oil companies and the kingdom are becoming festeringly intimate, and in Beirut at the moment when the Palestinians decide to make war on Western civil aviation.

    Lost in the Levant

  • Yet somehow a senile and fanatical religious clique that has failed even to condition the vote in a country like Lebanon, where it has proxy and surrogate parties under arms, is able to reward itself by increasing its "majority" in a festeringly bankrupt state where it controls the media and enjoys a monopoly of violence.

    Hitchens on Iran....

  • From the festeringly poor and politically dependent nation of a generation ago, Germany has become a power in every sense -- military, economic and ideological.

    Dennis Perrin: Youthful Indiscretions

  • The room was much as he had left it, i.e. festeringly untidy, though the effect was muted a little by a thick layer of dust.

    So long, and thanks for all the fish

  • Hot words of evil sounding names, vile as only the brain of Yaeethl could fashion, taunts that bit and stung festeringly like the nettles of

    In the Time That Was

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