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- adv. In a pernicious manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a pernicious or hurtful manner; destructively; with ruinous tendency or effect.
- Maliciously; malignantly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a noxiously baneful way
- adv. in a harmfully insidious manner
It affects how we think about and talk about rape, perniciously affecting how we treat rape victims, how we prosecute rapists and how we try to prevent future rapes from occurring.
While elementary schools have shown progress on national achievement exams, high-school results have stayed perniciously low.
Moreover, compared to those who perniciously enable systemic corruption by obsessing over the punishment of one person, I think Polanski\'s reaction to evident judicial misconduct is laudable.
His injury was the result of the same thing that caused Bell's death -- a botched undercover operation that probably shouldn't have been conducted in the first place, and more perniciously, the underlying systemic racism that leads to race-based assumptions and fear.
Jacques 'entire motivation, he added, had been perniciously commercial.
Moreover, compared to those who perniciously enable systemic corruption by obsessing over the punishment of one person, I think Polanski's reaction to evident judicial misconduct is laudable.
In the shadowy nether world of Internet political blogging -- where intrigue meets invective and rancid calumny is de rigeur -- one apocryphal New York blog stands ominously and perniciously alone.
In truth there is little evidence that the banks are perniciously holding back loans and trying to drive the economy back into recession.
The BMW M3 Convertible has many fine qualities: perniciously fast, impeccably tailored and sumptuously provisioned with data-mad technology.
Most perniciously, markets invade the doctor-patient relationship, which should be based on trust, and turn it into a provider-consumer relationship.