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From herostratic +‎ -ally.


herostratically (not comparable)

  1. (degree) To an extent that attains infamy; infamously.
    • 1921, Jacob Wittmer Hartmann, Soviet Russia Pictorial[1], volume 3, page 67:
      It is precisely the same mode of thought, as lay behind Germany's herostratically notorious act of war when she marched through Belgium for the reason, as she said, that France had planned to march through it if she did not.
  2. (manner) In a manner using any means necessary.
    • 1964, Gustav Bergmann, Logic and Reality[2], page 21:
      This is just another piece of common sense about philosophy, the one to which the pragmatists herostratically sacrificed everything else.