from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a studious manner; with reference to study or learning; as a student; in a studied manner; with studious consideration or care; studiedly; heedfully; deliberately: as, to be studiously inclined; to investigate a subject studiously.

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  • adverb In a studious manner.

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  • adverb in a studious manner


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studious +‎ -ly


  • Throughout the Bush administration, the Kremlin studiously followed the White House road map on how to make excuses for controversial actions and policies.

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  • It's a word studiously avoided by area school officials. -

  • If not exactly what is called studiously disposed, I was, at all events, fond of learning and reading, and gaining information in every variety of way, and the commendations I received from my masters encouraged me to be diligent and attentive.

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  • The NAACP is officially nonpartisan, but to call it "studiously" so is perhaps a bit of a stretch.

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  • Their "plain" styles are really just exercises in banality, studiously avoiding the "literary" because to attempt something other than bare proficiency would reveal the aesthetic void at the core of their work.

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  • I stood beside him as we waited for Mr. Soper, who darted between two carriages and came toward us, studiously ignoring the crowd.


  • It remained studiously silent throughout this campaign, although its preference for Mr. Ma's re-election was no secret.

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  • In the hospital, I listened studiously as the nurse explained the “latch-on technique.”

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  • Most of the proposals we argue about so ferociously will have only marginal effects on how we live, especially compared with the ethnic, regional and social differences that we so studiously ignore.

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  • In the end, Mr Obama borrowed heavily from the bipartisan commission he had up until then studiously failed to endorse by proposing to reduce the deficit by $4tn in 12 years, two years longer than the commission proposed.

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