Definitions

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  • adv. In a pestiferous manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a pestiferuos manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a pestiferous manner; pestilentially; noxiously; malignantly; annoyingly.

Etymologies

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pestiferous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • After its first blunder-born discovery by a Dutchman, all other ships, long shunned those shores as pestiferously barbarous; but the whale-ship touched there.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • At home she might make herself a common scold, might be pestiferously officious and more than pestiferously noisy.

    From Place to Place

  • They vanish like unlawfully risen corpses in the graves of cellars and garrets, in the charnel-vaults of pestiferously-crowded lodging-houses, in the prisons of police-stations, under dry arches, within hoardings; or they make vain attempts to rest the night out upon door-steps or curbstones.

    Robert Falconer

  • After its first blunder-born discovery by a Dutchman, all other ships long shunned those shores as pestiferously barbarous; but the whale-ship touched there.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • He was thrown into a subterranean call, solitary, dark, damp, pestiferously unclean, where rheumatism racked his limbs, and where famine terminated his existence. "

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866

  • Melema, you are a pestiferously clever fellow, very much in my way, and I'm sorry to hear you've had another piece of good-luck to-day. "

    Romola

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  • ...all other ships long shunned those shores as pestiferously barbarous...

    - Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 24

    July 24, 2008