Definitions

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  • adv. In the manner of heathens.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a heathenish manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a heathenish manner.

Etymologies

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From heathenish +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • Not that I would here insinuate that he was heathenishly inclined to believe in or to worship the goddess Nemesis: for, in fact, I am convinced he never heard of her name.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • All of them swallowed some of the blood heathenishly but spit out most.

    Corpus of a Siam Mosquito

  • Not that I would here insinuate that he was heathenishly inclined to believe in or to worship the goddess Nemesis; for, in fact, I am convinced he never heard of her name.

    XV. The Conclusion of the Foregoing Adventure. Book VII

  • In her elegance and self-possession indeed, she seemed to the girl a kind of goddess -- heathenishly divine, because of that mixture of unseemliness, but still divine.

    Eleanor

  • They traversed the country, demolished the altars of the false gods, circumcised the children, and persecuted the heathen and heathenishly disposed.

    Prolegomena

  • First of all, Demetrius formally recognised him as prince of Judah; in consequence of this he removed to Jerusalem, and expelled the heathen and heathenishly disposed, who continued to maintain a footing only in Acra and Bethsur.

    Prolegomena

  • But the Maccabees desired something more than the _status quo ante_; after having done their duty they were disinclined to retire in favour of Alcimus, whose sole claim lay in his descent from the old heathenishly-disposed high-priestly family.

    Prolegomena

  • Night, 'and who swore most heathenishly at a cow he was driving.

    Essays of Travel

  • I would here insinuate that he was heathenishly inclined to believe in or to worship the goddess Nemesis; for, in fact, I am convinced he never heard of her name.

    History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • Christian-like a manner: for heathenishly it is declared by Virgil of

    The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2

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