meretriciously love

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  • adv. In a meretricious manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a meretricious manner; with false allurement; tawdrily; with vulgar show.

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

  • adv. in a meretricious manner

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Examples

  • But then few of us are sufficiently confident that we've adequately expressed how much we value our parents over the years to feel able pointedly to reject an obvious opportunity to do so again, however meretriciously it's advertised.

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  • Seldom has self-imposed victimhood been exploited so meretriciously as it is here.

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  • Thus events which some saw as catastrophic for all Britons were at best glibly and meretriciously dealt with and at worst by standing truth and history on their heads.

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  • So, the meretriciously flexible category called “hate speech” now includes blasphemy as well as actual targeted insults.

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  • Since other countries could conceivably, if meretriciously, argue that the British had, by rejecting it, effectively voted themselves out of the Union, this line of argument could make influential converts, not least in the City.

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  • Being incapable of sacrifice, they find something meretriciously melodramatic about men and nations who are capable.

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  • There was about him that sense of secret power that only politicians, usually meretriciously, and diplomats, and, above all, great bankers as a rule possess; yet he seldom talked of his own life, or the mission that had brought him to

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  • In the hall were pillars which looked as if they were made of brawn, and arches with lozenges of azure paint in which golden stars appeared rather meretriciously.

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  • Two towers meretriciously mosaiced with coloured tiles balanced the centre of the higher and middle building, and a portico of iron and glass, ornate yet banal as the architecture of a railway station, protected the carpeted steps and the three large doors which were grouped closely together, doors through which people constantly passed in and out like bees at the entrance to a hive.

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