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  • adv. In a vulgar manner; obscenely or unrefinedly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a vulgar manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a vulgar manner; commonly; popularly; in the manner usual among the common people.
  • By or before the people; publicly.
  • Coarsely; rudely; clownishly.

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

  • adv. in a smutty manner


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  • "Those times which we term vulgarly they Old World, were indeed the youth or adolescence of it ... if you go to the age of the world in general, and to the true length and longevity of things, we are properly the older cosmopolites.

    Notes and Queries, Number 212, November 19, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.

  • Perhaps _I'll pheeze you_, may be equivalent to _I'll comb your head_, a phrase vulgarly used by persons of Sly's character on like occasions.

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • Near the village of Domremy is a certain great, big, and ancient tree called vulgarly The Charmed Fairy-tree of Bourlemont [923] [l'arbre charmine faée de Bourlemont]; beside the tree is a spring; round these gather, it is said, evil spirits called fairies, with whom those who use witchcraft are accustomed to dance at night, going round the tree and spring.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • He had grown too fearful of life to lose that coin vulgarly out in the grass, as another would almost surely have done.

    Bunker Bean

  • There was not any condescension whatever in it, and yet it could not be called a vulgarly familiar manner: it was rather an astonishingly simple manner, somehow suggestive of a subtile recognition of Mary Anne's youth, and ill-luck in not having before her more lively prospects.

    A Fair Barbarian

  • Behind his natural hair was augmented by the addition of a large queue, called vulgarly the false tail, which, enrolled in some yards of black riband, hung halfway down his back.

    Customs and Fashions in Old New England

  • I saw him three days since, and he asked me if I had been impressed lately with the idea vulgarly called Clarence Linden; and he then proceeded to inform me that he had heard the atoms which composed your frame were about to be resolved into a new form.

    The Disowned — Volume 05

  • You hear the exclamations of the mistress (perhaps a bride, -- house newly furnished) when, with white apron and cap, she ventured into the drawing-room, and was straightway saluted by a joyous dance of those monads called vulgarly "smuts."

    The Caxtons — Volume 14

  • Of the bat kind there is an extraordinary variety: the churi-churi is the smallest species, called vulgarly burong tikus, or the mouse-bird; next to these is the kalalawar; then the kalambit; and the kaluwang (noctilio) is of considerable size; of these I have observed very large flights occasionally passing at a great height in the air, as if migrating from one country to another, and Captain Forrest notices their crossing the

    The History of Sumatra Containing An Account Of The Government, Laws, Customs And Manners Of The Native Inhabitants

  • The protagonists of Emma are instinctively aloof to people who are "vulgarly" related to money (by work, like Farmer Martin, or the Coles, or by nouveau riche connections, like Mrs. Elton), and they are explicitly, unselfconsciously "complicit."

    Box Hill and the Limits of Realism


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