Definitions

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  • adverb In a manner that lacerates.

Etymologies

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lacerating +‎ -ly

Examples

  • I think these are not only some of the most beautifully acted comic scenes in contemporary filmmaking, they have the added bite of being laceratingly critical of contemporary values and inanities.

    Nigel Hamilton: Still Chuckling Over Woody, the Next Day

  • I think these are not only some of the most beautifully acted comic scenes in contemporary filmmaking, they have the added bite of being laceratingly critical of contemporary values and inanities.

    Nigel Hamilton: Still Chuckling Over Woody, the Next Day

  • I think these are not only some of the most beautifully acted comic scenes in contemporary filmmaking, they have the added bite of being laceratingly critical of contemporary values and inanities.

    Nigel Hamilton: Still Chuckling Over Woody, the Next Day

  • In an age of penny-pinching small-scale shows, Mr. Letts's laceratingly black tragicomedy about an Oklahoma family on the verge of disintegration was a spectacular exception to the iron rule of economy, a 3½-hour monster that demanded a giant set and a cast of 13.

    Those Who Cannot Do…

  • Jonathan Epstein, who plays the self-laceratingly jealous King Leontes, starts off in a low, intimate key, then unleashes his dark fury so persuasively that you almost want to look away from the stage.

    A Fresh Look at Rotten Marriages

  • The Canadian Press said that Maher dissects organized religion, but he's doing it in his laceratingly funny, typically sardonic way ...

    Must Watch: Bill Maher's Religulous Trailer! « FirstShowing.net

  • Both authors use the device to good effect, Bruen laceratingly so.

    Eco chamber: Is your favorite crime series a closed text?

  • There is something "laceratingly, inhumanly, and unfailingly superficial" about them, as if, having been rescued from madness (or from a spell), they must tread carefully for fear of falling back into it.

    The Genius of Robert Walser

  • Adios, dear reader -- and let's all meet for a tall Cuba Libre in laceratingly liberated Havana.

    American Tabloid

  • This brought instant relief, but the next day it was laceratingly painful when she had to start walking again.

    Wild Swans

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