adjectively

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From adjective +‎ -ly.

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adjectively (not comparable)

  1. As an adjective; adjectivally. [from 16th c.]
    • 1952, Doris Lessing, Martha Quest, Panther 1974, p. 146:
      Its boundary fence ran along North Avenue; and for many years people had used the phrase ‘North Avenue’ adjectively. ‘She's ever so North Avenue,’ Donovan might say approvingly.

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