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pes′ti·len′tial·ly adv.
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For Van Horn had often listened to the recitals of Jerry's pedigree by Tom Haggin, over Scotch-and-sodas, when it was too pestilentially hot to go to bed.
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Although Ralph worries that Easter will turn out to be more "pestilentially virile" than Woodbury, the "gaunt, rusty-headed man of forty or forty-five" (p.