from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a reflex manner; reflectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a reflex manner.

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

  • adv. in a reflex manner


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  • But, I do seriously wonder why so many folks are reflexly adverse to any increase in the number of dedicated, instantly accessible hardware inputs.

    The OpenOffice Mouse - Boing Boing

  • Frank reminds me of the psychotic patient who, unable and unwilling to confront his own delusional system, reflexly asserts that it is everyone else who is out of touch with reality.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Yet, the political left is so ideologically committed to the utopian ideal of egalitarianism which, in the real world simply makes everyone equally poor and miserable except for the lucky elites who control the social system that they reflexly keep pouring money into programs that can be shown to actively harm the people they are meant to help; and reinforce the stereotypes they are meant to end.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Pitt looked at it and his hand reflexly slapped across his open mouth.


  • But although this rhythmically intermittent tetanus affecting alternately the flexors and extensors of the limb and giving the reflex step cannot be copied reflexly by employing excitation alone, it can be easily and faithfully reproduced and with perfect alternation of phase and with its characteristic asymmetrical bilaterality, by employing a stimulation in which reflex excitation and reflex inhibition are admixt in approximately balanced intensity.

    Sir Charles Sherrington - Nobel Lecture

  • Since the direct maximal motor twitch compared with the standard reflex twitch can reveal the proportion of the whole muscle which the standard reflex twitch activates, we can find further what proportion of the whole muscle is reflexly inhibited.

    Sir Charles Sherrington - Nobel Lecture

  • This early sucking of the child accomplishes another purpose besides the obtaining of this important laxative -- it also reflexly increases the contractibility of the muscles of the womb, which is an exceedingly important service just at this time.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • While the state of the mother's mind does not materially influence the child; nevertheless, the state of the mother's body, the weary over-worked muscles and nerves of hot, tired women, bending over cook stoves, laundry tubs, or scrubbing floors, does materially derange the mother's health and digestion, which in turn, reflexly interferes with the growth and physical development of her child.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • That it influences the stomach reflexly by promoting the flow of gastric juice.

    The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition

  • Miss Barnet sprang reflexly from the harness of an eight-hour day.

    Humoresque A Laugh on Life with a Tear Behind It


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