from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a pectoral manner; in connection with the breast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. As connected with the breast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a pectoral manner or position; as regards the pectoral region, or breast.


pectoral +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • I leave the story of Squanto and the grateful settlers to sentimentalists and historians, but the edible side of the holiday is a subject I feel competent to chew over, especially the twin problems of how to cook this pectorally distorted creature, the turkey, and, more importantly, what to do with its leftover flesh the day after Thanksgiving.

    Cold Turkey

  • Jaunty and gallant as ever, femininely smooth-faced, yet polished and high colored as a youthful mask; pectorally expansive, and unfolding the white petals of his waistcoat through the swollen lapels of his coat, like a bursting magnolia bud, Colonel Starbottle began.

    Colonel Starbottle's Client

  • LL's is apparently serious, the first installment in a multi-pic deal with Lions Gate, which hopes the pectorally-blessed rapper-actor will attract an underserved market of African-American women.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • I suppose you are now either at Venice or Verona, and perfectly re covered of your late illness: which I am daily more and more convinced had no consumptive tendency; however, for some time still, faites comme s’il y en avoit, be regular, and live pectorally.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • 'faites comme s'il y en avoit', be regular, and live pectorally.

    Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1749


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