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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. By way of introduction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. By way of introduction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By way of introduction.


introductory +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • He gravely waved the detective to an armchair, adjusted his pince-nez, and coughed, introductorily.

    The Yellow Claw

  • The political system of Germany has had to be sketched introductorily as for the Englishman, a necessary preliminary to an understanding of the German Emperor's character and policy.

    William of Germany

  • So far, as far as she can be portrayed introductorily, she is not without exemplars in the sex.

    The Tragic Comedians — Volume 1


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