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  • adv. In a florid manner

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  • adv. In a florid manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a florid manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a florid manner


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  • Those whom he had offended by some social carelessness or other said of him when they wished to run him down, that he was "floridly" handsome; and there was some truth in it.

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  • A small silver hip flask floridly engraved with the word “Andalucia”.

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  • Along with the immobile parade of frocks – coolly understated in her Hollywood days, later more floridly matronly, then resplendently vulgar in the jewelled outfits she chose for charity balls – there are other relics detached from the body that wore them.

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  • He was deemed "floridly psychotic" by doctors who testified at his trial.

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  • And when Evans floridly described how two customers had been chiseled by a shoeshine boy—“On examination of their boots they discovered that they had more real estate than blacking on the outer surface, and an examination of their pockets showed conclusively that both parties were teetotally impecunious”—Twain translated the words into simple English: “Their boots were soiled with dust and they had no money.”


  • So while neurobiologists tend to dismiss Klein as a fabulist along with the rest of the floridly unscientific Freudians, she was describing this emotional force field a half century ago—only the why is different.


  • Dye derivatives, known to be potent human carcinogens, scored floridly, causing hundreds of colonies of bacteria.

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  • From the beginning, Minnelli was recognized as a superb director of musicals (The Band Wagon, An American in Paris, Gigi), but the French, among others, have lavished praise on his floridly artificial melodramas as well: Lust for Life, Some Came Running, Home From the Hill and Two Weeks in Another Town — movies often directed like musicals from which the songs have been removed.

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  • Early in 1962, in the same year that Fischer moved back into his mother's apartment, Robert, following a drug-enhanced cross-country trip to California, where he lived for six months, moved back into our parents 'apartment in Queens, became floridly psychotic, attempted to kill our father, was taken away in a straitjacket, and was incarcerated on a psychiatric ward at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens.

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  • When I visited Robert the next day, he was as floridly psychotic as I'd ever seen him.

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