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  • adv. in a naked manner; without concealing anything; blatantly or openly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a naked manner; without covering or disguise; manifestly; simply; barely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a naked manner; barely; without covering; absolutely; exposedly.

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

  • adv. in an exposed manner; without protection or defense
  • adv. without clothing


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  • Now one and now another stretched out and slept without covering; for so, directly under the path of the sun, had they slept nakedly from the time they were born.

    Chapter 12

  • I have no desire to stand nakedly before accusers and believers alike, but I dread the damn clock, hate the thought of my footsteps on that cold linoleum floor.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • An almost entirely state-run cinema, devoted to propagating communist doctrine by the most nakedly propagandistic means, and subject to heavy intervention from the Soviet bureaucracy.

    Marx at the movies

  • January 20th, 2010 at 11: 12 am good luck to Republicans who have to nakedly shill for the insurers against a reform that almost everybody will like the sound of.

    Matthew Yglesias » Panic! at the Caucus Meeting

  • It is excellent that someone in authority actually calls out the Republicans, they have been playing this nakedly and unashamedly for partisan gain.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Politics of Terror

  • Inhofe may be the most simple-minded, nakedly partisan human being ever to serve in the US Senate.

    Obama aide defends Kagan over DADT, military recruiting

  • But Roman Catholic masses celebrated in Upper Rooms manage nakedly without such lavishments.

    Michele Somerville: Pentecost: The Flaming Dove Of Upper Room Roman Catholicism

  • They were eyes that masked the soul with a thousand guises, and that sometimes opened, at rare moments, and allowed it to rush up as though it were about to fare forth nakedly into the world on some wonderful adventure, — eyes that could brood with the hopeless sombreness of leaden skies; that could snap and crackle points of fire like those which sparkle from

    Chapter 3

  • As a result, Mr. Heaney's most telling lines come across so clearly, even nakedly, that you can hear the audience gasping with the shock of recognition "War has an appetite / For human goodness but it won't touch the bad".

    The Warrior's Dilemma

  • "De Palma Suspense" surveys the director's ambitious stakeout of the thriller, a form he boldly made his own even while often quite nakedly evoking such masters as Alfred Hitchcock and Dario Argento.

    Awakened Identities


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