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  • adv. In a responsive manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a responsive manner.


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  • Smaller and warmer-blooded nations able to work harmoniously and more responsively in a radically changing world might pull of a truly edifying World Expo in 2020, one that the muscle-bound giants will never imagine, let alone create.

    Bob Jacobson: Can the US Get Back the Needed Moral Authority to Host a 2020 World Expo?

  • But to do it -- to ensure that digital learning rolls out equitably, responsibly and responsively for all kids -- we've got to be in the game, helping schools deliver what Milton Chen calls "modern learning using modern tools."

    Lucy Friedman: An Opening for Digital Learning

  • And each time, in his sleep, Jerry stirred responsively and snuggled cosily to him.


  • Fang was growling responsively, the crooning note of the growl more pronounced than ever.

    The Love-Master

  • But truth is also revealed through tone, emotion and context—and it can be plumbed responsively in real time to discover what was most important.

    The Things They Buried

  • If we value poetry as something irreducibly human reclaimed from the ashes of an inhuman conflict, then we need above all to remember the poets whose writing records most fully and responsively the pressures under which they fought and wrote and died.

    Bomber County by Daniel Swift

  • The other qualities employees most value include care and appreciation, respect for others, fairness, listening responsively, and reflectiveness.

    Be Excellent at Anything

  • One of a class of distinctly boxy small haulers, the funky-looking xB performs well and handles responsively.

    Top 10 vehicles for family travel

  • In fact, most commands now run more quickly and more responsively.

    Robert J. Elisberg: The Writers Workbench: iPod Touch

  • The speech was a good one, ripping George W. Bush and taking down Hillary (a little more subtly), and it built into a crescendo as Obama told the story of how, on a miserable morning when he faced a small, bored crowd in Greenwood, S.C., a single black woman in the audience had revived his flagging spirit by getting the crowd to chant, responsively, “Fired up!”

    On Obama « Gerry Canavan


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