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  • adv. In a formidable manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a formidable manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a formidable manner.

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

  • adv. in a formidable manner


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  • Futterman, a retired ABC television executive, has become a passionate advocate for Frances and her sisters, whom she calls formidably independent women in the Pasadena tradition.

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  • These communications campaigns are by definition formidably difficult as the "audiences" may not have computers or TVs. News

  • She is known as a formidably intelligent judge with a prodigious memory who meticulously prepares for oral arguments and is not shy about grilling the lawyers who appear before her to ensure that she fully understands their arguments.

    The Moderate Voice

  • As speeds increase, in a formidably leisurely way, the car starts to wilt.

    The Fiat 500C Can't Fail

  • It isn't a secret to anyone who knows ballet that ballerinas are formidably strong, but you don't always see it exhibited as clearly as when one uses her strength to support another.

    Larissa Archer: Lines Ballet's Resin Breaks Down Ballet's Conventions

  • It was formidably expensive because rationing was still on, but then she had always lived beyond her means.

    A Covert Affair

  • Two of the other performances in the Public Theater's new "Lear," Enid Graham's Goneril and John Douglas Thompson's Kent, are fully and formidably realized, and most of the others are at least interesting.

    That Wild and Crazy Messiah

  • A recently published anthology called "Backward Ran Sentences: The Best of Wolcott Gibbs from the New Yorker" Bloomsbury reveals him to have been formidably talented at magazine writing of all kinds, and in addition he was one of The New Yorker's most admired editors.

    He Knew What He Liked—Not Much

  • His belly is formidably composed, not by fat or muscle exactly, but by the stuff of strength.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Kristoff, a Mexican of eastern European descent, wears leather cuffs on his formidably thick wrists.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City


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