Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a florid manner.

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  • adverb In a florid manner.

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  • adverb In a florid manner

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  • adverb in a florid manner

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Examples

  • 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.

    The Marriage of William Ashe

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

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

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • 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.”

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

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

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • 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.”

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • 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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  • 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.

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