Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an overruling manner.

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  • adverb So as to overrule.

Etymologies

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overruling +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The First Lieutenant who at the outset had not unnaturally assumed primacy in the court, now overrulingly instructed by a glance from Captain Vere, a glance more effective than words, resumed that primacy.

    Billy Budd

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