Definitions

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  • adv. In a manner so as to be considered ravishing or beautiful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a ravishing manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a ravishing manner; so as to delight or enchant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a ravishing manner or to a ravishing degree

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Examples

  • Um. Once at school one of the girls said she had a 'trade-last' for me, and after I had searched the closets of memory and dragged out that some one had said she had pretty eyes, dressed it up until this some one had called her ravishingly beautiful -- after all that conscientious dishonesty what does she tell me but that some one had said

    The Visioning

  • Visconti picks up Tomasi's own alertness to the physicality of life; his film's images overwhelm us as ravishingly as Tomasi's words do.

    A Lyric, Elegiac Lament for a Lost World

  • Tak Fujimoto did the ravishingly desolate cinematography.

    A Towering 'Tree,' Out on a Limb

  • "Lancelot du Lac" "Lancelot of the Lake," 1974 is as ravishingly stylized as a painting by Uccello, but hooves and lances suggest gears in a dreamlike machine that generates spurting blood and charred bodies.

    Salvation at the Forum

  • It ends with a ravishingly beautiful orchestral postlude as Junior, Dinah's mentally ill adult son, embraces her casket.

    Catching Up to Bernstein

  • CocoRosie's exquisite songs prove ravishingly entertaining live.

    S.X. Rosenstock: CocoRosie Turns It On: Passion Is the Pull of Your Past

  • Williams also produced a creamy tone on her softly sung phrases, some ravishingly floated high notes and an arresting chest voice that paid dividends in the spoken excerpts of classical plays that Adriana declaims at several points in the opera.

    Review: Washington Concert Opera's 'Adriana Lecouvreur' at Lisner Auditorium

  • White's descriptions of daily life in medieval England are ravishingly vivid: Like a restorer of antiques, he strips away the grime and smoke from the past until it's bright and clear as the present.

    Arthur Comes Alive In 'The Once And Future King'

  • His melodic sense, in particular, isn't as fine on this recording as you might expect: its opening track, Komm O Schlaf from Germanicus, for instance, starts ravishingly, but then turns four-square.

    Telemann: Opera Arias – review

  • A plush pink bubble that undulates when you nudge it, filled with warm blue water, and available (pre-booked) to 16 people at a time, it is the endpoint of a ravishingly luxurious journey.

    Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception; Ernesto Neto: The Edges of the World

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