histrionically love


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  • adv. In a histrionic manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a histrionic manner; theatrically.


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  • Speaker after speaker at various AIPAC conferences over the past decade including, most histrionically, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has invoked the Holocaust when discussing the possibility of an Iranian nuclear weapon.

    MJ Rosenberg: AIPAC's Latest Strategy

  • If there's a crucial election – Dewey versus Truman, say – then Ma and Pa argue histrionically while a baby and a dog get on with life as usual.

    The norms of Norman Rockwell | Peter Preston

  • Both parties are now striding histrionically across the stage, pronouncing in loud, mellifluous tones how determined and proud they are to stick to their core principles while demanding that the other side be the first to compromise, the theory being that the other side is more likely to abandon their core principles because, let's be honest, they aren't really core principles so much as re-election talking points.

    Will Durst: Crouching Lurkers

  • So I just thought, What the hell, it's a literary show and a lot of this early work was at least loosely and histrionically literary-based, so why don't I just do that!

    Robert Ayers: "Almost Political By Accident." A Conversation With Artist Kara Walker.

  • The grievances of the outlanders are real even if Mr. Paladino, who seems to glory in carrying a chip on his shoulder, has expressed them histrionically.

    The Broadway-Buffalo Divide

  • Addressing the possibility of the GOP-led Congress not voting to raise the debt ceiling, Austan Goolsbee, President Obama's top economic adviser, histrionically asserted this month: This is not a game.

    A Price for Raising the Debt Ceiling

  • To put it lest histrionically, working with an agent is work.

    Author! Author! » 2010 » January

  • You can teach people that two-plus-two is four, but Ann Coulter can write a book saying that it is five, with some fanciful tale of demonic liberals changing the math curriculum to keep you from reading the Bible, and you will find millions of Americans who let their beliefs bypass fact correcting their kids homework and attending PTA meetings histrionically demanding new textbooks.

    Brian Ross: Apparently, You CAN Fool All of the People All of the Time

  • I bring it up because we've entertained - for about five seconds a year - the thought of buying that property and opening some store that sold unfathomably expensive coffee, histrionically-overpriced muffins, and those little toe warmers that make skiing bearable in the Appalachians.

    seashell eyes, windy smile, calls me

  • INSIDE SAM WO, a narrow, three-level Chinese restaurant on the corner of Grant Avenue and Washington Street that became legendary in the 1980s after San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen wrote about its histrionically rude waiter, Edsel Wong, the subject of math came up over a noodle lunch I had with Rosa and Tim Ho.

    American Chinatown


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  • Timely.

    February 14, 2008

  • "I'm going to fall off Jim's willow!", Tom screamed histrionically.

    February 14, 2008

  • Oh, don't be so histrionic.

    I mean, DON'T BE SO HISTRIONIC!!!! ;->

    February 10, 2008

  • No. I'm sorry. It's gone too far this time. I couldn't live with myself. I REALLY MEAN IT - I CAN'T TAKE ANY MOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRE! Good BYE!

    February 9, 2008

  • Don't take it so hard gangerh. WE CAN'T GO ON WITHOUT YOU! AND I'M SERIOUS, DAMN IT! HOLY SHIT!

    February 9, 2008

  • I can't believe histrionically wasn't already listed. I don't...I could.. I could spit when I think I could have claimed a first with it. I could scream. I will scream. I am SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!! That's it. No more wordie. I've had enough.

    And I'm not coming back. No. Not ever. How could this happen? I felt at home here. I feel betrayed. AAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!

    Why are you looking at me like THAT?

    I suppose you think I'm putting this on. Well I'm NOT. I'm SERIOUS. GOOD BYE.

    February 9, 2008

  • Excessively dramatic or emotional; affected.

    "Molly sighed, histrionically, and say looking at him, a look of half-compassionate contempt around her mouth." pg 29, The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing

    February 9, 2008