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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Preparatively.

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  • This is a constant quantity of a trans-historical nature, independent of all concrete specific political issues, and represents the level to which the right wing public collectively can be induced to believe that the Rest-Of-The-World (ROTW) is practicing collective deception upon them, preparatorily to a planned stealth conquest by subversion of ‘America’.

    the libertarian right hoax quotient

  • This is a constant quantity of a trans-historical nature, independent of all concrete specific political issues, and represents the level to which the right wing public collectively can be induced to believe that the Rest-Of-The-World (ROTW) is practicing collective deception upon them, preparatorily to a planned stealth conquest by subversion of ‘America’.

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  • ‘Is everybody here?’ he asks preparatorily over his shoulder to the passengers within.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • I didn't know who he was till he spoke, or rather cleared his throat preparatorily.

    Time and Again

  • The pad, first dipped into the pounce, is rubbed preparatorily upon some paper to remove the superfluous powder, and then upon the actual work.

    Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving

  • His eyes followed a seam on the paper overhead back and forth, before halting preparatorily.

    The Dominant Dollar

  • ‘Is everybody here?’ he asks preparatorily over his shoulder to the passengers within.

    A Few Crusted Characters

  • 'Is everybody here?' he asks preparatorily over his shoulder to the passengers within.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • To that end I read preparatorily, yesterday, what account I could find of it in all the botanical books in the house.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

  • Every ingenuous person, who is invited to embrace a certain profession, that of the church for example, will desire, preparatorily to his final determination, to examine the evidences and the merits of the religion he embraces, that he may enter upon his profession under the influence of a sincere conviction, and be inspired with that zeal, in singleness of heart, which can alone prevent his vocation from being disgraceful to him.

    Thoughts on Man: His Nature, Productions, and Discoveries

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