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  • adv. In a nominal manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a nominal manner; by name; in name only; not in reality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a nominal manner; by or as regards name; in name; only in name; ostensibly.

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

  • adv. in name only


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  • The buffoon calls the man who yawns or who outstretches his face to the sky, at his buffoonery a buffoon and the yawner, who is as green with envy as a pot bellied printer, is nonetheless absolutely wrong as the odd one in or the last hour of a new day or what then? which is only a day in name which is to say nominally, having become a timeless thing against a cyber and twenty four seven littoral access to seas of trans geographical natures etc.

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