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  • adverb In a scarifying way.


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scarifying +‎ -ly


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  • This garrulous account of the visit, with its scarifyingly racist coda, appeared on the front page of the Gippsland Times, on Thursday, May 16, 1901:

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  • She had been a scarifyingly well-behaved little girl for almost two years after that incident.

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  • Nicholas looked for and found a gap in the traffic, and with a squeal of burning rubber and a cloud of blue exhaust, he took the Kawasaki through a scarifyingly narrow gap between vehicles, accelerating away from Jochi on his big police motorcycle.

    Second Skin Lustbader, Eric 1995

  • And how scarifyingly he would laugh at me, if he knew what comic relics of old prudish reflexes are stirred up by the contact with his mere human livingness.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher 1918

  • He is said to be suffering from an affection of the eyes; and, certainly, the climate of Washington -- scorching in summer and scarifyingly cold in winter -- is not favourable to the cure of affections of any kind.

    Echoes of the Week 1865

  • Affleck - who is Phoenix's brother-in-law - can be a scarifyingly exposed performer on screen. - 2010


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