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  • adv. In an intricate manner; with involution or infoldings; with perplexity or intricacy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an intricate manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an intricate manner; with involution or infoldings; with perplexity or intricacy.
  • In entomology, with an intricate sculpture; closely but without coalescence: as, intricately punctured; intricately verrucose.

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

  • adv. with elaboration


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  • But the other stories are woven in intricately and smoothly (with only a few abstract jumps), mixing in Dante and Dostoyevsky to prove his point.

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  • Christie's (Oct. 5), Sotheby's (Oct. 5-6) and Bonhams (Oct. 7) will offer a trove of precious objects spanning the seventh to the 19th centuries such as intricately decorated weaponry, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, carvings, paintings and jewelry.

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  • That's what's needed to pull off the kind of intricately orchestrated tasting menu Cimarusti presents at Providence.

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  • It's a kind of intricately detailed portrait of this quartet, their management styles, their philosophies, and how they rose to the top of the military establishment -- a real window into the military mind.

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  • It's hard not to see Treadwell's choice to remain longer and longer among the bears as a kind of intricately orchestrated suicide.

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  • “Time is simultaneous,” he explains in the comic to his girlfriend, Laurie, “an intricately structured jewel that humans insist on viewing one edge at a time, when the whole design is visible in every facet.”

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  • PROS: Well-conceived universe; intricately plotted and clearly explained; several story elements play well off each other; cool, large-scale ideas.

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  • With the aid of dealers, auctioneers, and other slightly dubious middle-men, the Prince Regent spent a lifetime picking off these limping antelopes at the edge of the luxury herd: exceedingly rare Sèvres models with royal (usually French) provenance; dessert services, loopy garnitures, wacky covered vases, and intricately perforated jars for pot-pourri, and thousands of other vessels that were disbursed as a direct result of the French Revolution.


  • Elementary-school children relish the challenge of finding visual clues in picture books, hence the popularity of intricately designed puzzle series such as "Spot Seven," "I Spy" and "Where's Waldo?"

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  • Tessa Hadley's intricately structured new novel is made up of two distinct but interrelated stories.

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