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  • adjective Of or characteristic of a word or words; verbal.
  • adverb Pertaining to, concerning, or regarding words; verbally.


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From word +‎ -wise.


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  • The agency we are working with give their prices wordwise.

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  • I not only focused on what I put into my mouth -- but what emerged from my mouth -- wordwise!

    Karen Salmansohn: Winning Weight Loss Tip: It's Not Just About What You Put Into Your Mouth

  • I wish I had more to offer wordwise but my hand is cramping up from scissoring through oodles of fabric and cardstock and the belly is a-rumbling for something to eat so once the mister arrives home we will pop on our clown noses and take a walk in the neighborhood.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • And even though Geoff wasn't I think going for OULIPO gaminess with 253, I'd agree with Johan that it certain fits in the category; he restricted himself wordwise, pagewise, and characterwise, all using the number 253, which I think the OULIPOists would have dug.

    Calling All Science Fiction Oulipians!

  • Reclaiming links - there's a thought process that links that have been around for quite some time could be revised wordwise.

    Search Engine Roundtable

  • Last week Deepak and I debated life after death on Larry King Live, which did not include Larry King and was not live, but did feature guest host Jeff Probst, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dinesh D'Souza, a reincarnation researcher, a young boy alleged to be a reincarnated World War II fighter pilot, and Deepak rolling his eyes and mumbling to his table-mates in the New York studio while I was alone in the Hollywood studio trying to get an edge in wordwise.

    Michael Shermer: Deepakese: The Woo-Woo Master Deepak Chopra Speaks


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