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- adv. in a poisonous manner
- adv. using poison
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a poisonous manner; with fatal or injurious effects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a very malevolent manner
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The Obama administration has inherited a foreign policy machine weary from attempted nation building, the trauma of which can be seen not just psychologically in America's foreign policy machine, but also economically and politically, as partisanship has risen to poisonously high levels.
Barack Obama came to Cannes to urge the Europeans to get their act together, but the American president lacks the moral authority to bang heads together when his own country has a dreadful fiscal position and a poisonously dysfunctional politics.
Except for the word “poisonously”, I agree with your comment 100%.
Coburn may be a villain for other reasons, but this situation seems really ambiguous — too much so for phrases like “moral monster” and “poisonously misguided”. drkrick says:
Great American presidents are celebrated for their courage to tell the truth and take action against poisonously bigoted enemies.
What one may not do, it seems, is differ with the orthodoxy that the tetralogy is “a poisonously misogynistic work.”
Unregulated millions are pouring across borders, buying poisonously negative ads.
Brits have an unfortunate tendency to pour strong foreign lagers – Stella, even Leffe – into a pint jar for which they were not intended, and to get poisonously pie-eyed in the process.
For Lord John and his titled brother Hal, the battlefield will be a welcome respite from the torturous mystery that burns poisonously in their familys history.
I was in a poisonously boring semantics class and I started doodling pictures of a Skeleton, Witch, Devil, Ghost, and Black Cat, sort of escaping into a Halloween daydream.