Definitions

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  • adverb In a messy manner; sloppily, shoddily.

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

  • adverb in a messy, untidy manner

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Examples

  • Breathing heavily, heart pounding, he ran into the bathroom and drank messily from the faucet.

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  • The movie makes sure we understand just how mundane the Queen is, showing her rising messily from a bed, sharing a quiet snark among friends, walking in her wellies and a scarf tied around her head — there’s no distant glory here, just a woman living a sometimes-difficult life.

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  • He paused, attempting to remind himself of what it was in its original form, recalling messily a black woman (in place of the Latina woman) seeing a Marcus Garvey poster (or was it W. E. B. DuBois?) raising her arm and shouting in exultation.

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  • As I noted, this movie ends kind of messily, but it begins with a bang and keeps you hooked until the mess begins.

    Debbie Schlussel

  • She then hatches a plan to have Echo revisit Ballard to throw him off and have Sierra's handler break in and kill Mellie "messily", ostensibly as an opportunity to prove he can be of value to her.

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  • The art ... the talent is all that matters to us, the public until our puffing up of said star's balloon bursts all loudly and messily when it touches the needle of human frailty.

    The Curious Case Of Michael Joseph Jackson

  • The art ... the talent is all that matters to us, the public until our puffing up of said star's balloon bursts all loudly and messily when it touches the needle of human frailty.

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  • They gobble down the big kibble with wild abandon, chewing messily so that chunks fly and saliva drips.

    Vet's view: It's a dog-eat-dog-food world

  • Teatime really doesn't know the difference between offering you a cup of tea and stabbing you in the eye with the teaspoon, but he really only kills people (however messily) in the natural course of his duties.

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  • Considering the number of non-humans this series has messily got through, some might call that double standards.

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