doltishly


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dolt

 (dōlt)
n.
A stupid person; a dunce.

[Middle English dulte, from past participle of dullen, to dull, from dul, dull; see dull.]

dolt′ish adj.
dolt′ish·ly adv.
dolt′ish·ness n.
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Adv.1.doltishly - in a stupid manner; "he had stupidly bought a one way ticket"
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At the same time, the virtually gaseous looseness of these images puts me in mind of a difficulty with the ever so practical "empirical" worldview, namely, a presumptuous sense of "extension" that doesn't extend well to liquids and gases but only to doltishly law-abiding solids.
Meanwhile, the sense of personal responsibility and self-ownership draw ever closer to extinction, a trend doltishly hailed with thunderous applause.
Her hand trembled as she went through what was in it: some small pieces of paper folded up carelessly, an identity card with a picture of herself on it, smiling doltishly with her new features, Radwa's letter, and some photographs with yellowing edges.