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  • adv. In a glossy manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a glossy manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a glossy manner.

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

  • adv. in a glossy manner


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  • In my memory, the hazy golden summers of the 80s smell of cut grass and taste of strawberries – strawberry picking, strawberry teas, sickly strawberry splits; softer and sweeter than the glossily handsome fruit I buy today, and forever teetering on that fine line between ripe and rotten.

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  • All the Marilyns were based on a single, cropped, open-mouthed, glossily-lipsticked ad vivum publicity photograph, but straight away Andy began the process of boiling down the image still further.

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  • June Harrod had an exciting helmet of glossily orange hair, spectacularly big, and “done” in the height of fashion.

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  • As glossily packaged collector's items, coffee-table tomes can fetch up to six-figure sums.

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  • Upon second notice, teenage girls clustered together invoke Caravaggio's penetrated Christ; but rather than bathed in the drama of chiaroscuro, they shine glossily in superficial flat studio light.

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  • May I be the first to say that Jones's hair is so glossily fantastic that it really should have been given separate billing.

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  • In Renoir's painting La Loge, of a man and a woman in a box at the theatre, the glossily dolled-up young woman, all corseted curves and flowers in her hair, is wearing broad monochrome stripes.

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  • No matter which summer shoes she picks, Ms. Morrison says this finishing touch is important: "If your toes are in view, they'd better be glossily pedicured preferably with a Winesap red or some other rich, shiny color," she says.

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  • Reminding the glossily appareled Jeremiah Cummings, the head of the Worldwide International Campaign for Christ, that Saint Paul traveled with only the shirt on his back, he asks, “Should I assume that this is the only $2,000 suit you own?”

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  • The design, meantime, makes this a volume both glossily compelling and hard-wearing — a handsome coffee-table tome that will present nicely at your next humanitarian klatsch.

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