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  • adv. In a manner that produces illegible results.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an illegible manner: as, a letter written illegibly.

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

  • adv. in an illegible manner


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  • It's one thing to rip the poor guy's beak off, but then to sign your name illegibly in its place?

    Bird is the Word

  • When I explained with the greatest composure, Bonaparte started up in a violent rage, and poured out a flood of abuse, at the same time scratching his name illegibly at the foot of the statement which he had handed in as protocol.

    A History of Modern Europe, 1792-1878

  • Foer embellishes the narrative with evocative graphics, including photographs, colored highlights and passages of illegibly overwritten text, and takes his unique flair for the poetry of miscommunication to occasionally gimmicky lengths, like a two-page soliloquy written entirely in numerical code.

    Stephen Daldry to Adapt Jonathan Safran Foer’s Novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close | /Film

  • Logan had to check up on the chap, of course, in order to let him have it, which meant examining the hand writing — which had apparently deteriorated from the days when in New England Jonathan Edwards wrote fairly illegibly.

    An Article of Detailed Criticism, Not Positive « Unknowing

  • And what makes this utter lack of substance far worse is that she can't even articulate her very simplistic thoughts without using staccato sentence fragments strung together as if she's reciting abbreviated notes illegibly scrawled on the backs of barroom napkins, and selected on-the-fly using a dart board.

    Bob Cesca: Famous for Being Famous: The Sarah Palin Show Is On the Air

  • It don't mater how bad you're speling or grammer is, or how illegibly formatted your submission.

    Publishing Myths: General Guidelines and Good Advice

  • A sightless person scribbling illegibly in the dark.

    Earl Pomerantz: Milestone

  • I do have Adobe GoLive, because I bought it as part of their Creative Suite (for the student price) a couple of years ago, but GoLive is a bloated monstrosity which cannot even interpret a simple two-column CSS layout without making the columns overlap illegibly.

    Rapid weaving

  • "I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality counterbalancing indecipherability, transcendentalizes intercommunications incomprehensibleness".

    Mind Blowing Vocabulary!!-Excellent..!!!

  • But despite the easy transport of everything digital, by and large those records have been as location-bound as the illegibly scrawled doctors 'notes traditionally stored in manila folders.

    Web Surfer, Heal Thyself


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