pleonastically love

Definitions

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  • adv. In a pleonastic manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a pleonastic manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a pleonastic manner; with redundancy.

Etymologies

pleonastic +‎ -ally (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rebecca, glorious heroine according to some admirers, "criminal, thief and murderess," as another admirer pleonastically describes her, is a sort of troll; nobody can explain -- and yet an explanation seems requisite -- what she does in the house of Rosmer.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Reflexive objects often pleonastically accompany verbs of motion; cf.ll. 234, 301, 1964, etc.

    Beowulf

  • Even to this rule there are exceptions, and one of these is in the case of a tarn which I shall call, pleonastically, Little Loch Beg.

    Angling Sketches

  • 'Na,' apparently an interrogative in origin, is used pleonastically on all occasions: 'You na go na steamer?'

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I

  • "criminal, thief and murderess," as another admirer pleonastically describes her, is a sort of troll; nobody can explain — and yet an explanation seems requisite — what she does in the house of Rosmer.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • "Bakhshawángí," for Baghchawánjí, "where the same termination is pleonastically added to a Persian word, which in Persian and

    Arabian nights. English

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