Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a Platonic manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a Platonic manner.

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  • adverb In a platonic manner.

Etymologies

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platonic +‎ -ally

Examples

  • Mr. Carlyle introduced a style of thinking about Knox which may be called platonically Puritan.

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • Mr. Carlyle introduced a style of thinking about Knox which may be called platonically Puritan.

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • Covenants were still and were eternally binding on Scotland; in fact, these preachers were "platonically" for going back to the old ecclesiastical claims, with the old war of Church and State.

    A Short History of Scotland

  • You know those couples that break up because they "have no future together" and hang out all the time "platonically" even though everyone knows that they're still totally in love and just pretending to be cool with it?

    Prefix

  • With this biographical information in mind, Regan vowed to take an even more tactful approach to the unpleasant but all the more urgent task of reaching an understanding with Tess Gilchrest that their new friendship could continue only platonically.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • But then Gerald met Tom, and to my pleasant surprise, they fell platonically in love.

    Live and Let Love

  • Travis Bickle is a Romantic anti-hero; a man incapable of love who gives his heart to one woman completely and another platonically.

    Travis&Jared

  • With this biographical information in mind, Regan vowed to take an even more tactful approach to the unpleasant but all the more urgent task of reaching an understanding with Tess Gilchrest that their new friendship could continue only platonically.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • Second, they move in together, at first platonically, but then comes the sex scene.

    Solfege » Manga Worth Reading

  • With this biographical information in mind, Regan vowed to take an even more tactful approach to the unpleasant but all the more urgent task of reaching an understanding with Tess Gilchrest that their new friendship could continue only platonically.

    O: A Presidential Novel

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