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  • adv. In a rigid manner; stiffly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. In a rigid manner; stiffly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a rigid manner.
  • Stiffly; unpliantly; inflexibly.
  • Severely; strictly; exactingly; without allowance, indulgence, or abatement: as, to judge rigidly; to execute a law rigidly.

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

  • adv. in a rigid manner


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rigid +‎ -ly


  • As he skims along the wire, his head and neck remain rigidly aligned vertically in contrast to the sinuous side-to-side adjustments of the rest of his body.

    Vazquez Hermanos Circus

  • Having by dint of superior experience won through to her side, he towered over her, his expression rigidly controlled, his eyes a chilly blue.

    A Lady of Expectations

  • His expression rigidly controlled, Gervase watched his wife climb the stairs after Hollins.

    Dearly Beloved

  • Bent over rigidly from the wind, they remained in that position and vibrated monstrously.

    The Pearls of Parlay

  • Were we to view it rigidly from a Christian perspective, we would conclude that Bone’s attraction to Thorn is gravely disordered: Fone Bone ought to have greater respect for himself and for bone women.

    The Vivisection of Bone, Part 1: Romancing the Bone

  • But among those many conclusions was this; the whiniest of those whiny kindergartners grew up to become what these psychologists described as rigidly conservative in all aspects of their lives including their politics.

    Mike Papantonio: The Whiny Republican Support Group

  • If the Church approach is followed, one can simply say that “Hesperus” and “Phosphorus” have the same designation rigidly, hence necessarily, but even so they do not have the same sense.

    Intensional Logic

  • The notion of rigid application might hold some attraction for someone bothered by the objections just mentioned against the view that terms rigidly designate properties.

    Rigid Designators

  • – which was a great admission for Norah, who had kept her word rigidly about not mentioning the dreaded prospect before her.

    Mates at Billabong

  • U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, the Alabama Republican competing for the reins of the House Financial Services Committee, warned regulators not to "rigidly" implement a new rule aimed at curbing banks 'risk-taking ability, saying it will impose "substantial costs" on the economy.

    World Watch


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