unexceptionably

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

unexceptionable +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

unexceptionably (comparative more unexceptionably, superlative most unexceptionably)

  1. In an unexceptionable manner.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Volume 9, Letter 69,[1]
      I told him my dislike of all men—of him—of matrimony—still he persisted. I used him with tyranny—led, indeed, partly by my temper, partly by design; hoping thereby to get rid of him; till the poor man (his character unexceptionably uniform) still persisting, made himself a merit with me by his patience.
    • 1781, Samuel Johnson, Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, Milton,[2]
      The sentiments, as expressive of manners, or appropriated to characters, are, for the greater part, unexceptionably just.
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, Volume III, Chapter 6,[3]
      Some faults of temper John Knightley had; but Isabella had connected herself unexceptionably. She had given them neither men, nor names, nor places, that could raise a blush.
    • 1988, Edmund White, The Beautiful Room is Empty, New York: Vintage International, 1994, Chapter Four,
      His things were all severely, unexceptionably masculine and patrician—his cologne from Panhelicon, his shoes from Church’s, his suits, shirts, and ties from Brooks, his black lisle stockings knee-high and held up by garters, his hat from Lock’s in London: exactly the wardrobe lots of money and no confidence would have selected in London or New York []