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  • adv. In a mercurial manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a mercurial manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a mercurial manner.
  • By means of mercury.


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  • Which slid mercurially down, marking another steel-blue pool, slightly oval, on the fine wiry carpet.

    We Stabbed and a Mighty Scarf Shot Red

  • The steel slid mercurially down, marking another, slightly oval pool on the fine, wiry carpet.

    Carolina Grüber: I

  • In September 1914, while Obregón was on a mission to Villa's headquarters, Villa had ordered him shot -- but then mercurially changed his mind.

    Alone at the top: the achievement of Alvaro Obregón

  • Whatever pity she had felt for herself had been mercurially replaced with intense self-loathing.

    Darkness of the Light

  • And then, his mood appeared to mercurially change again as he leaned back to the center of the table, taking care to move his cup and saucer delicately to the side.


  • Patali, watching the expression of his eyes, mercurially changed her tactics.

    Guns of the Gods

  • The doctor became neither of these; but Ruth, whose spirits were mercurially affected by the atmosphere, always viewed the elements with the eye of a private signal-service reporter.

    Other Things Being Equal

  • Madame Becky, that smart daughter of an alcoholic gentleman artist and of his lady of the French ballet, inherited the perfect non-moral morality of the artist blood that sang mercurially through her veins.

    The Delicious Vice

  • Agüero made the game safe for City in the 63rd minute, rolling the ball calmly home after some mercurially creative work by substitute Samir Nasri, who had been on the pitch all of 120 seconds. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • I say by his fault, but I should have said by the fault of his doctors, who treated him mercurially for a disease which was not venereal; and this treatment not only killed him but took away his good name.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt


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