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  • adv. In a valuable way, or in a way that adds value

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  • adv. So as to be of value.


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valuable +‎ -ly


  • The story is that two scientists are hard at work synthesising life in order to create valuably needed proteins.

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  • Would not our time have been more valuably spent rounding up all the able-bodied men in town for an impromptu hunt?

    The Monstrumologist

  • The jewelry box of resources from which distributist can draw has been permanently and valuably expanded.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Most valuably, Mr. Colucci shows Justice Kennedy's judicial philosophy to be a deeply rooted one and not, as one might suspect, the result of varied decisions that require a casuist or law professor to make coherent.

    The Decider

  • He makes the legislative judgment -- a strikingly implausible one -- that racial preferences valuably enhance "solidarity" and "fraternity" and diminish the risk of "racial division."

    Mr. Breyer's 'Modesty'

  • Lanser's essay valuably helps to explain some of literature's peculiar place in the deployment of sexuality because of its ability to install sexuality not only in semantic meaning but also in extrasemantic aspects of language.

    Romantic Loves: A Response to _Historicizing Romantic Sexuality_

  • Buying prepared foods is based on the idea that my time is more valuably spent on other things; not working 60 hours/week or so frees up a lot of time, and cuts its "market" value accordingly.

    Living Under Bridges

  • At the same time, as I argued in Towards a Common Law Originalism, historical indeterminacy should not simply cause the Court to give up in despair; instead, it can valuably investigate the historical record to ascertain the reasons and arguments for the particular positions that this record might support before arriving at its own conclusions.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • It hurt a little at the time, but Bob Uth did me the great favor of weaning me from those raw tendencies with some valuably blunt, constructive criticism.

    Alain Robbe-Grillet Exits the Labyrinth

  • Yes, that individualism, that perseverance of the shrewd loner is the source of that behavior and if we want to praise something uniquely and most valuably American we should appreciate the DARE and bless the ones who are not afraid to go against the flow.

    Blessed Be the 9/11 Truthers and Others like Them


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