Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a poetical sense or manner; according to the laws of poetry.

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

  • adverb In a poetic manner.

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  • adverb In a poetic manner.

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  • adverb in a poetic manner

Etymologies

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poetic +‎ -ally

Examples

  • It is remarked by Watts that there is scarcely a happy combination of words, or a phrase poetically elegant in the English language, which Pope has not inserted into his version of Homer.

    Lives of the English Poets: Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope

  • It is remarked by Watts that there is scarcely a happy combination of words, or a phrase poetically elegant in the English language, which Pope has not inserted into his version of Homer.

    Lives of the English Poets : Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope

  • It is remarked by Watts, that there is scarcely a happy combination of words, or a phrase poetically elegant, in the English language, which

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes Volume the Eighth: The Lives of the Poets, Volume II

  • I have been trying - and not always 'poetically' - to posit that intelligence is a function that involves beings in relative place and time 'accessing', for lack of a better word, the space/field/infinity quotient that contains/permeates all matter, including chemicals and their processes.

    Telic Thoughts

  • This program, called, “Teikei” poetically translates to, “the farmer’s face on it,” though a more literal translation is “cooperation” or “partnership.”

    Tigers & Strawberries » Community Supported Agriculture

  • It is called poetically leghma, “tears” of the dates.

    Travels in Morocco

  • Mr. Cresta Morris wore white collars and beautiful ties, had a large gold watch-chain over what the French call poetically a _gilet de fantasie_, but which he, in his own homely fashion, described as a "fancy weskit."

    Bones in London

  • [...] 12th, 2006 by Angela Natividad · No Comments ‘Iconistan,’ a term poetically coined by Sphere CEO Tony Conrad, is the social newscluster that lives on your blog.

    Iconistan* « Sphere Blog

  • I'm not about to say here that everyone should write transparently any more than everyone should write "poetically" (wait for it, I'll be taking issue with these terms later.)

    SeeLight:

  • I'm not about to say here that everyone should write transparently any more than everyone should write "poetically" (wait for it, I'll be taking issue with these terms later.)

    In Defense of Transparent Prose

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