comparatively

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comparative +‎ -ly

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comparatively (comparative more comparatively, superlative most comparatively)

  1. In a comparative manner.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      And yet I suppose that my life has been, comparatively speaking, a happy one.
  2. When compared to other entities.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[2]:
      Never did I see a more dreary and depressing scene. Miles on miles of quagmire, varied only by bright green strips of comparatively solid ground[.]

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