Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • By fits and starts; impetuously; intemperately.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb By sudden fits or starts; spasmodically.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb By sudden fits or starts; spasmodically.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

starting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • In fact, the load factor was startingly low – probably below 50%!

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  • According to McKinsey & Company, there are a "startingly wide range" of ways in which companies can offer economic benefits not only to women, but also to the corporations themselves in the form of enlarged markets, improved quality and size of the workforce, and improved corporate reputations both locally and globally.

    Ben Kerschberg: The Imperative of Investing in Women in the Workforce

  • According to McKinsey & Company, there are a "startingly wide range" of ways in which companies can offer economic benefits not only to women, but also to the corporations themselves in the form of enlarged markets, improved quality and size of the workforce, and improved corporate reputations both locally and globally.

    Ben Kerschberg: The Imperative of Investing in Women in the Workforce

  • According to McKinsey & Company, there are a "startingly wide range" of ways in which companies can offer economic benefits not only to women, but also to the corporations themselves in the form of enlarged markets, improved quality and size of the workforce, and improved corporate reputations both locally and globally.

    Ben Kerschberg: The Imperative of Investing in Women in the Workforce

  • Sculpted from wax and clay, they are startingly lifelike, from their ropy umbilical cords and knobby limbs to their tufts of hair and tightly closed fists.

    Origins

  • It's late at night here in Taipei, and having got back after several hours away from the house to find no more new votes have been cast since I left, I decided it was time to wrap up the poll since the result is, shall we say, startingly clear in its lack of ambiguity: out of a total of 103 votes, only 21 were for the one featuring blue ocean waves.

    And the winner is ...

  • That is to state the startingly obvious - the startingly obvious that some Europhobe Conservatives are ignoring.

    Conservatives in Manchester: heresy #3

  • It's late at night here in Taipei, and having got back after several hours away from the house to find no more new votes have been cast since I left, I decided it was time to wrap up the poll since the result is, shall we say, startingly clear in its lack of ambiguity: out of a total of 103 votes, only 21 were for the one featuring blue ocean waves.

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  • Here's some more on George Will in light of his startingly dishonest column on Jim Webb yesterday.

    FLASHBACK: George Will Rearranged Wes Clark's Sentences

  • No one mentions Texas as being in play - but we were trending back to the blue so startingly after the '06 election that the optimists among us began to think we might be in play.

    Obama Sends Key Staffer To Indiana -- Is State Really In Play?

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