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  • adv. In a premonitory way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By way of premonition.


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  • Hannibal trumpeted into his handkerchief, then cleared his throat premonitorily, but Bob forestalled him with a happy laugh.

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  • Madame Emerly took mute counsel of Clotilde, shaking her own head premonitorily; and then she said: 'I think indeed it will be safer, if I am asked, to say you are not here, and I know not where you are.'

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  • It's more than Ruth can bear; she smiles premonitorily and withdraws from the kitchen.

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