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  • adv. In an offensive manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By way of invasion or unprovoked attack; aggressively.
  • In an offensive or displeasing manner; displeasingly; unpleasantly; disagreeably.
  • Injuriously; mischievously.

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

  • adv. in an obnoxious manner
  • adv. in an aggressive manner
  • adv. in an unpleasantly offensive manner


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  • The talent, particularly offensively, is there to make a big jump in the league standings.

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  • The Giants were so thin offensively that manager Bruce Bochy ended up giving Mr. Average the starting job for the postseason.

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  • “You can almost call it offensively and defensively.”

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  • Nashville came in offensively challenged after managing just 22 goals over the past 13 games and going 2-2-1 over the past five.

  • ` ` When we contribute and chip in offensively, it makes things so much easier for everyone else. ''

  • ` ` To be counted on offensively is a real treat for me, '' Cooke said.

  • The Kings had it going offensively from the start, outscoring Minnesota 36-27 in a fast-paced opening quarter.

  • ` ` I try to play an all-around game and chip in offensively when I can.

  • ` ` Anything Ben Wallace gives us offensively is a bonus, '' Myers said.


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