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adv.1.In a Whiggish manner.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Previous works have argued that this evolution was fueled by the Glorious Revolution and the rise of constitutional monarchy, but Thompson's explanation, while less whiggishly lofty, is infinitely more practical.
Although Joseph Lister produced some brilliant work, the commonly told story 'whiggishly' elevates him to the heights of a hero whilst forgetting the work of others, such as George Callender, Ignaz Semmelweis, who worked on the first antiseptics during the 1840s (Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery 2008), and Thomas Spencer Wells, who in 1864 was one of the first to comment on the possibility that germs may be the cause of sepsis (Worboys 2000).
In the second half of the eighteenth century, then, this discrepancy between Blackstone's constitution as practiced and as Whiggishly idealized contributed to the ideological conflicts leading to war and American independence.