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  • adv. In a murderous manner; as if wanting to commit murder; extremely angrily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a murderous or bloody manner.

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

  • adv. as if bent on murder
  • adv. in a murderous frenzy


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  • With the opening of the new gladiator arena as a backdrop to the murderously vengeful power plays being enacted by the ruthlessly ambitious Batiatus John Hannah, savoring his mendacity to the end, this lusty, garishly gory melodrama spares no blood, shows no mercy and gives no quarter to its many pawns, high-born or low.

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  • It's significant how this religious inclusiveness related to the core struggle of Reagan's presidency: his desire to undermine a militantly, murderously atheistic Soviet regime, one he truly believed was "evil."

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  • His cold eyes gleaming murderously with the wrath that is slow to rise.

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  • Harry hugged her tightly, looked over her head to glower murderously at the Steves.

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  • Dylan roared murderously, swinging his sword to brain his brother.

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  • Is a murderously repressive and shamelessly corrupt (in the literal sense of funneling State money to his personal bank account) Soviet kingpin better or worse than women-burning Sharia-inspired nutjobs?

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  • The hour-plus finale thankfully shucked much of the grotesque Utah-Mormon-Gothic melodrama murderously mad prophet Alby was taken care of last week, shot down but not killed when he tried to storm the statehouse with the Henricksons inside and stressed the themes of an unorthodox family and marriage unit fighting for acceptance and survival in a judgmental and often violently unforgiving world.

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  • And while we're laying wreaths, let us hope we're not going to be forced to say premature last rites to Fox's Lone Star, the best new show almost no one watched on a murderously competitive opening night of the fall season.

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  • I can't help feeling that every divorce, in its way, is a re-enactment of "Medea": the wailing, murderously bereft mother; the cold father protecting his pristine, new family; the children: dead.

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  • In "Fatale," the seemingly sleepy provincial town of Bléville turns out to be full of money-hungry and murderously minded townsfolk.

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