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  • adv. In a picturesque manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a picturesque manner.

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  • adv. in a picturesque manner


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picturesque +‎ -ly


  • Written in English picturesquely colored with Chinese, at once naive and yet full of worldly wisdom, frank and yet discreetly reserved.

    A Girl's Student Days and After

  • The road crosses uninteresting level country, but every jolt brings one nearer to the Hijan mountains, which rise picturesquely from the plain to a height of over three thousand feet.

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

  • This section of the town, a sort of cour des Miracles, was occupied by poor people or persons working at trades that were little remunerative, -- a population living in hovels, and buildings called picturesquely by the familiar term of

    The Celibates

  • Today the great labor unions are honeycombed with socialists, "boring from within," as they picturesquely term their undermining labor.


  • Slenderly penciled, a little darker than her light brown hair, they just fitted her irregular nose that was feminine but not weak, that if anything was piquant and that picturesquely might be declared impudent.


  • The French Quarter, with its picturesquely spalling walls and tendrilly weeds spilling from cornices, often feels like a movie set, especially in the light of summer.

    All the Street’s a Stage

  • A three-course meal I clearly in the hoi polloi category had during Chicago Restaurant Week a few years ago appeared to be based on ingredients the restaurant needed to get rid of, in the form of overripe fruit served picturesquely on stale Italian bread.


  • Many years ago, I went to the Central Lobby of the Houses of Parliament in London to keep an appointment with the almost picturesquely reactionary Conservative politician Alan Clark.

    The Pity of War

  • Suddenly a policeman grabbed hold of me, smacked me a few times with his truncheon, and, with a colleague, threw me into a vehicle that the French picturesquely call a panier à salade (or, a basket for drying salad).

    In Chile, the Lessons of Isolation

  • Meeting the scholarly and genial Nicolas Joly in the picturesquely cluttered library of the 18th-century manor that houses his winery, you would be hard pressed to imagine him dancing naked in his vineyard at midnight while burning rabbit skins.

    Mr. Joly's Particularly Pure Terroir


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