Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a rebellious manner; with violent or obstinate disobedience or resistance to lawful authority.

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  • adverb In a rebellious manner.

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  • adverb in a rebellious manner

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Examples

  • "Oh, this desire! this want! want! want!" she broke in rebelliously.

    Chapter 20

  • "Oh, this desire! this want! want! want!" she broke in rebelliously.

    A Man-Talk

  • Reply Obj. 2: The essence of schism consists in rebelliously disobeying the commandments: and I say "rebelliously," since a schismatic both obstinately scorns the commandments of the Church, and refuses to submit to her judgment.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • Twenty years of unwilling apprenticeship had been required to make my system rebelliously tolerant of alcohol, to make me, in the heart and the deeps of me, desirous of alcohol.

    Chapter 1

  • Starting wilfully determined, she becomes an ardent learner, and ends up rebelliously independent.

    Pygmalion - review

  • It says much that so rebelliously unconventional a character as “Temei” Akamatsu could thrive in the rigid hierarchy of the Imperial Navy.

    Whirlwind

  • In the Soviet Union, where all religion was practically prohibited and anti-Semitism was sanctioned by the state, dyeing eggs was only slightly less daring than buying matzo, which is why, I suspect, my nonconformist mother rebelliously did both.

    Peace Meals

  • In the Soviet Union, where all religion was practically prohibited and anti-Semitism was sanctioned by the state, dyeing eggs was only slightly less daring than buying matzo, which is why, I suspect, my nonconformist mother rebelliously did both.

    Peace Meals

  • She began as a schoolgirl, rebelliously smuggling a few cigarettes here and there after classes.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • She began as a schoolgirl, rebelliously smuggling a few cigarettes here and there after classes.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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