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  • adv. In a jagged manner.

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

  • adv. with a ragged and uneven appearance


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jagged +‎ -ly


  • The base of it stuck jaggedly up from the back of the throne quite obviously.

    Arcane Circle

  • Mr. Hollinghurst holds a cracked mirror to his fictional world—the narrative is broken into five jaggedly connected and richly ironic sections—but the formal complexity is wedded to voluptuously descriptive prose that would not have been out of place in the London of 1913, where the book begins.

    Synthesis and Ambivalence

  • Christophe Vorlet All the way from the Civil War when a barrel of oil cost roughly $168 in today's money to the early 1970s, the oil price, adjusted for inflation, sloped jaggedly downward.

    That's Oil, Folks: Why You Don't Need More in Your Portfolio

  • Most begin halfway or fully at “Hurray!” and slope off jaggedly to “Blah.”

    Sex and Storytelling

  • Now, the army jeep had been shot at, over and over, its siding saturated with dime-sized punctures, the edges of which peeled jaggedly outward, like thorns.

    Empty Homes, Empty Windows

  • Perfection if not for the silvery scar jaggedly cutting a path that began at his shoulder and disappeared beneath the low-hanging waist of his plaid.

    Healing the Highlander

  • He smiled jaggedly at her, and Isobel writhed to pull away from the hands that held her.


  • That night I lay in bed in the dark and cried jaggedly, deeply, feeling something dark in my gut break loose with the cutting finality of his rejection.

    Falling Apart in One Piece

  • And then the egg cracked across the center, splitting jaggedly in half in what seemed to be a horrifying mouth.

    Half Upon a Time

  • The last thing the movers lower from the truck is a jaggedly cut slab of concrete, which Claire tells them to put at the bottom of the porch steps.



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