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  • adverb In a way that mystifies


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mystifying +‎ -ly


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  • By 1514, he was a byword for mystifyingly irresolute genius.

    The Guardian World News Jonathan Jones 2011

  • A term mystifyingly used of middeclass Asians who come to this country via such places as Uganda where they were kicked out by the blacks for exploiting the blacks

    Minor Familar`s Dictionary Newmania 2008

  • In fact, despite opening her speech with a joke about the difficulty of "coming out" as a fiscal conservative to one's parents -- something she congratulated the attendees on -- Coulter's speech to GOProud mystifyingly focused on social issues and not the fiscal and foreign policy issues that brought most of the attendees there.

    Ann Coulter To Gay Conservatives: Marriage 'Is Not A Civil Right -- You're Not Black' The Huffington Post 2010

  • 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 Daniel Barbarisi 2011

  • This wasn't just oversensitive; their ire was mystifyingly misplaced.

    Why drown Ken Clarke in this tidal wave of phony anger? | Rachel Cooke 2011

  • The sluggish Giants allowed Philadelphia to linger and mystifyingly let history repeat itself with another exhilarating Jackson punt return—not for a TD, but almost.

    A City Now Haunted by Tim and DeSean Jason Gay 2011

  • Its power over the board means its heavy hand can sometimes be detected in selection policy, no more so than when 41-year-old Sanath Jayasuriya, three years out of the international game and a member of parliament for Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance, was mystifyingly recalled for two games against England, before promptly retiring.

    Sangakkara's Call for Unity Rightly Ruffles Feathers Richard Lord 2011

  • For Ferdinand, booed incessantly and mystifyingly by sections of the Chelsea support at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, the scenario is even more stark – so much so that, even if he excels for Manchester United from now until May, the prospect of competing at the finals in Ukraine and Poland must increasingly feel like a pipe-dream.

    Fabio Capello risks undermining England's preparations for Euro 2012 2012

  • He has maybe found his level in the mystifyingly successful celebrity quiz A League Of Their Own, while Hoddle surely should be ahead of Redknapp's dad in the queue to succeed Capello.

    Fabio Capello reveals his debt to Theatre of the Absurd | Martin Kelner 2011

  • But mystifyingly he opted to take on Nadal at his own game, becoming engaged in baseline rallies he was unlikely to win.

    Australian Open 2012: Nadal puts away compatriot Lopez 2012


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