phlegmatically

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv phlegmatically in a phlegmatic manner "he accepted the decision phlegmatically"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Phlegmatically In a phlegmatic manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • phlegmatically In a phlegmatic manner; coldly; heavily.
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Usage

In literature:

What a phlegmatic sot it is!
"Standard Selections" by Various
He was a slow, phlegmatic infant, with red cheeks and an exuberant crop of yellow curls.
"The Blue Pavilions" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
If not well developed, it indicates a phlegmatic, stupid disposition.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
But is it true that Vienna is the home of purity, of early retirers, of phlegmatic and virtuous souls?
"Europe After 8:15" by H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
The marvellous exhibition of endurance aroused the phlegmatic Turk to real enthusiasm.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
The English, he understood, were a phlegmatic people.
"Marriage à la mode" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Beside Bill, a phlegmatic Scandinavian puffed morosely at an empty pipe.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
Within a few hours, their phlegmatic blandness had begun to pass.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
Both leaders and led easily carry off the palm from the more phlegmatic opponents, who failed to sweep them away.
"Story of the War in South Africa" by Alfred T. Mahan
It was a solemn time even for the thoughtless, and highly exciting to the most phlegmatic.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In news:

More often than not they're muddily recorded "greatest hits" packages that require the artist (and, by extension, the listener) to compete with rattling cutlery and phlegmatic patrons.
"The Queen Will Be Phlegmatic".
The Four T's has its own mini-narrative: a three-part Theme and then four Variations — Melancholic, Sanguinic, Phlegmatic, Choleric — each treating the Theme 's three parts.
It can be pretty funny to watch phlegmatic Portlanders deal with the whimsy .
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