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  • adv. in a maddening manner


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maddening +‎ -ly


  • Just ask anyone under seven in my family who has to deal with my constant complaining regarding the fact that Polly Pocket is no longer pocket-sized, thus making her whole name maddeningly misleading.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • We're three episodes into "The Walking Dead" and already Rick Grimes is making the kind of maddeningly selfless decisions that, back when "Lost" was on the air, sometimes made us want to bonk Jack Shephard over the head with his backpack.

    'The Walking Dead': Why, Rick Grimes? Why?

  • There have been quite a few chipped nocks or shaved fletchings, indicating an oh-so-close, but the real-deal Robin can be maddeningly elusive for someone of my modest skill.

    Shooting a "Double Robin Hood"

  • They did it on a day when A.J. Burnett showed just how maddeningly good—and mystifyingly inconsistent—he can be.

    The Limp Says it All

  • And the ending: vague, inconclusive, maddeningly open to interpretation.

    DVD Review: The Merry Gentleman « Screaming Blue Reviews

  • Similarly, her wits were sharp and her artfulness consummate, and for all that she was maddeningly gullible.

    A Different Stripe:

  • It has been a year and a half since 23-year-old Aubrey Sacco went missing in the Langtang National Park region of northern Nepal and clues about her last known whereabouts or companions have been maddeningly scarce.

    Aubrey Sacco, Missing Woman In Nepal: Family Search For Man Found In Her Photo Cache (WATCH)

  • And although this story is maddeningly sketchy about the economics of it all, it appears that the taxpayers of the City of Portland will be paying at least part of it.

    Jack Bog's Blog: August 2009 Archives

  • After an American Idol season that was at times shockingly unpredictable and at other times maddeningly obvious, the more than 122 million votes are in: We have a new champion.

    American Idol Episode Recap: We Have a Winner!

  • Then I have to draw everything in that maddeningly impermanent space, including the maddeningly impermanent left side of each thing I find there.

    Left Neglected


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