exquisitely

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Etymology[edit]

exquisite +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

exquisitely (comparative more exquisitely, superlative most exquisitely)

  1. In an exquisite manner.
    • 1959, Anthony Burgess, Beds in the East (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 527:
      Over the fish-dish — something sole-like, exquisitely seethed in a strange sauce, garnished with roots and fruits of the country — Tommy became sentimental.
  2. Exceedingly; in the highest degree
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, “2/2/2”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      They danced on silently, softly. Their feet played tricks to the beat of the tireless measure, that exquisitely asinine blare which is England's punishment for having lost America.

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