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  • adj. Befitting a physician.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or characteristic of a physician.


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physician +‎ -ly


  • If there is no gainsaying the record that now shows the great man's physicianly ministrations to have been quackery and his psychodynamic theory a pseudoscience, why not just declare that his real significance lay in some safer realm?

    'Freud's Megalomania'

  • Proof positive, thought Cadfael, satisfied, and went on his physicianly visit serenely and without haste.

    One Corpse Too Many

  • Again, in the work _On the Art_ [_of Medicine_] we read: 'I hold it to be physicianly to abstain from treating those who are overwhelmed by disease', [74] a prudent if inhumane procedure among a people who might regard the doctor's powers as partaking of the nature of magic, and perhaps a wise course to follow at this day in some places not very far from Cos.

    The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield

  • It was significant how he had left his rôle of authorship at home and came physicianly, brisk and competent.

    Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings

  • He says he ain't sick -- not physicianly sick; but he jest don't want to talk an 'see folks.


  • Good night to you, neighbours, "he added, moving away from us with that evasive abruptness to which we were accustomed; and then, turning towards us, with a physicianly finger raised in warning, he resumed the consultation:" No Balbec before you are fifty! "he called out to me," and even then it must depend on the state of the heart. "

    Swann's Way


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