illustratively love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an illustrative manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. By way of illustration or elucidation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By way of illustration or elucidation.


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  • If I'm running a comic book store in the Bay Area and I see that one of the biggest shops in the area isn't ordering a sure bet, I'd be a fool not to double down (well, okay, I said 25%, but I'm just speaking illustratively at this point).

    With Marvel’s Reborn, will retail history repeat itself? | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • But "Echo," illustratively rendered and arbitrarily distorted, seems cold and manufactured, verging on soulless.

    Mixing Minimalism, Mythology and the Miscellaneous

  • Her personal subjects a pet dog, for example come across as illustratively literal and indulgent.

    Height and Depths of Expression

  • Even in the course of an event as widespread and momentous as the Islamic Revolution in 1978/79, periods of intense conflict, protest and action were not constant and events followed a pattern more sporadic and cyclic than constant (and, no, I am not suggesting any kind of one-to-one similarity between the current movement and the Islamic Revolution, merely citing it illustratively.)

    Ajay Singh Chaudhary: Taking the Long View on Iran

  • It is perhaps most illustratively displayed in the green painted lettering above the door on the old grange, where the last "e" in Greene appears to have been painted over in white.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The suggestion of HTML+CSS may be bad, but was meant illustratively: there are semantic formats that allow to make readable papers!

    No, PDFs really do suck!

  • When women go out -- they couldn't vote before; they vote now and get their fingers cut off, if I were writing the president's speech, I might start with that or put that somewhere illustratively in the middle.

    CNN Transcript Aug 23, 2009

  • “The denial of an effective response both springs from and feeds back into the perception that violence against women—most illustratively domestic violence—is not a serious crime,” Dr. Altolaguirre wrote.


  • One can see this principle at work most illustratively in how Bush followers talk about Andrew Sullivan.

    Do Bush followers have a political ideology?

  • Again, participation ranged from the self-conscious to the over-assertive, with the conduct of the two Reflected Gleam delegates illustratively calibrating the spectrum.

    Be My Enemy


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