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  • adv. In a meritorious manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a meritorious manner; in such a manner as to deserve reward.

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  • adv. in a meritorious manner


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meritorious +‎ -ly


  • I have served my country honorably, "meritoriously," for 20 years.

    Dorian de Wind: Ramblings of a 'Fake American'

  • Hazen called on officers to pay careful attention to the superior Prussian system and urged the United States to adopt policies that evaluated and promoted officers meritoriously and to create military schools to train them better.

    Between War and Peace

  • What can be said for Deez is that whilst his music was golden -- and meritoriously executed -- he was never too far away from quips and capers.

    Lydia Hughes: Darwin Deez at Glastonbury

  • They served the Mass and their newly formed schola sang the ordinary chants together with the people (we have an average of about 100 faithful attending at 9 a.m. in my not at all central suburban parish), as well as the propers, partly (for the gradual and tract, if I remember correctly) availing themselves of the chants abrégés which Jeffrey has so meritoriously made available at Musica Sacra.

    Mass at My Parish II - Reminiscere with German Seminarians

  • All Veterans that I have ever spoke with have said that if someone served meritoriously through terrible combat they would not be braggarts about it.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Szasz was the first to clearly and meritoriously criticize involuntary treatment, but he and many of his followers have taken a hands-off attitude toward the actual physical abuses perpetrated by psychiatry.

    Dr. Peter Breggin: Empathic Therapy: An Emerging Field

  • General Stanley McChrystal rose meritoriously through the ranks of paratroopers, rangers, and special operations.

    The Culture Of Kvetching

  • While a measly amount compared to the millions in bonuses and the billions paid out for bailouts, it would be seen by the American people meritoriously.

    AIG bonuses: Borrowing from China is the far greater picture and threat

  • That recognition has been meritoriously earned by the countless screeching veers caused by a vast fleet of clueless Minivan drivers shifting aimlessly across our byways.

    Will Durst: DC Prius Minivan

  • The national growth rate meritoriously pounded on a high note of 10 percent or more.

    Tiananmen Voice will remain


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  • "We in the Conservative Party believe in having a good time," said Tom meritoriously.

    February 24, 2007