Definition of Refractorily

1. adv. In a refractory manner; perversely; obstinately.

Definition of Refractorily

1. Adverb. In a refractory manner. ¹

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Definition of Refractorily

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Refractorily

refractive errors
refractive index
refractive keratoplasty
refractive keratotomy
refractorily (current term)
refractory anaemia
refractory anaemia with excess blasts
refractory anemia
refractory cast
refractory flask
refractory lining
refractory metal
refractory metals
refractory period of electronic pacemaker

Literary usage of Refractorily

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1. A New English-German and German-English Dictionary: Containing All the Words by Adolphus Bernays (1834)
"... o. resisting, disobedient, refractory ; capable of being resisted, resistible, ad. refractorily. ..."

2. The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions by Thorstein Veblen (1912)
"... themselves refractorily in the environment. So tenaciously and with such nicety is this theoretical distinction between exploit and drudgery adhered to ..."

3. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England Begun in the Year 1641 by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1888)
"... that they are but young proselytes, and are to be driven lento pede, lest being urged at first too violently they should resist the more refractorily. ..."

4. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England Begun in the Year 1641 by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1888)
"Paris had behaved themselves so refractorily to all the King's 1652 commands, pressed so importunately for the liberty of the princes, and so impatiently ..."

5. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"... than himself) do not understand him, and, of consequence, do not admire him (for the world is become in these latter ages so refractorily wise, ..."

6. Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts by Colonial Society of Massachusetts (1910)
"Has it much in heart to protect those who have complied with the Act of Parliament, and to compel those who stand out refractorily. 144. 102: 316-. ..."

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