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  • adv. In a metrical manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a metrical manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a metrical manner; measuredly; as regards meter.

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

  • adv. with regard to meter


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  • Naming a town "Haag" would just be odd, as it needs an article (compare a town named "Hedge" in English speaking countries) and the single syllable is metrically awkward as well.

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  • Her readings of such seldom-heard jewels as "His Eyes, Her Eyes," "In Another World" and the metrically intricate "I Was Born in Love with You" make the album a worthy addition to the short list of first-class American stylists including Sarah Vaughan and Jack Jones , who have collaborated with Mr. Legrand through the years.

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  • As for the metrical arrangement (which is "arbitrarily produced by the imagination"), it seeks as rhythmical sound to prolong "the duration of the effect" of impressions received both from within and without as they modify each other as a way of also prolonging "a consciousness of the cause," sensation as impressions becoming, both as metaphors and linguistic sounds metrically arranged, their conversion into thought as the poet's consciousness of them.

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  • It is all immediated by Edgar's fiction for his blind father, "Hark, do you hear the sea"? — a solicitation that falters metrically when Gloucester completes the line "No, truly" (4.6.4), a foot short and in a weak rhyme with sea.

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  • A primer of this recreation, playing on poetic infrastructure, is Southey's jeu d'esprit, "The Cataract of Lodore," a poem shaped, phonically and metrically, into a cascade of sounds that not only coincide with lexical sense but drive it as a primary expressive force:

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  • Posts like this--literate, funny, and verging on metrically correct--are why I don't just read Snob; I also read the commenters!

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  • Whose idea — that such words as these are better spoken, better understood, better appreciated, when rendered metrically in forced marches with the congregation?

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  • And fais angle-of-ascent gauge and fuel cutoff device are calibrated metrically.

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  • Another key question is how success is measured – tangibly, metrically, from a distance, not emotionally.

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  • For example, the computer screen before me is near as it is that towards which I am concernfully directed, while the desk upon which the screen sits is far despite being metrically closer as it recedes into the background of concernful engagements.



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