lavishly

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lavish +‎ -ly

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lavishly (comparative more lavishly, superlative most lavishly)

  1. In a lavish manner, expending profusely.
    He was noted to entertain lavishly, throwing the biggest and best parties in town.
    • 1892, Walter Besant, chapter II, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, OCLC 16832619:
      At twilight in the summer [] the mice come out. They [] eat the luncheon crumbs. Mr. Checkley, for instance, always brought his dinner in a paper parcel in his coat-tail pocket, and ate it when so disposed, sprinkling crumbs lavishly—the only lavishment of which he was ever guilty—on the floor.

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