from The Century Dictionary.
- Tending to modify or produce change in form or condition; modifying.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Tending or serving to modify; modifying.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adverb In a
modifyingmanner; tending or serving to modify.
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This one fact speaks volumes as to the credibility of the lists of monarchs, and also as to the modificatory influence of the Men's-State trend.
-- Economic considerations, as we see, have a highly important modificatory influence on prostitution, although it is by no means correct to assert that they form its main cause.
Morality bears, neither in its progressive realization nor in its guilty perversion, the character of historicalness, — is in no respect a power essentially modificatory of universal history, and consciously aiming at such modification as its end; and even the ideal state is and remains simply the very limited activity-sphere of a special moral virtuosity of the governing individual spirit, without a higher world-historical purpose in relation to the totality of humanity. —