laxly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv laxly in a permissively lenient manner "he felt incensed that Tarrant should have been treated so leniently given his crime"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Laxly In a lax manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • laxly In a lax manner; loosely; without exactness.
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Usage

In literature:

His legs droop laxly by the horse's sides.
"The Round-up" by John Murray and Marion Mills Miller
While his hand laxly held mine in greeting, I saw his eyes fixed intensely on the other side of the room.
"Literary Friends And Acquaintances" by William Dean Howells
How laxly too the story is narrated!
"Coleridge's Literary Remains, Volume 4." by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I was pleased, however, to see that I was so lightly and laxly guarded.
"In the Wrong Paradise" by Andrew Lang
The small attenuated leaves are alternate and laxly arranged on the flower stems, which are 6in.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
The others make an unfavourable impression because they are so laxly executed.
"The Clyde Mystery a Study in Forgeries and Folklore" by Andrew Lang
Many of them go to school for only a few months in the year, compulsory education laws either being laxly enforced or else altogether lacking.
"New Ideals in Rural Schools" by George Herbert Betts
On Mary's coronation-day, the doors of the dungeon were so laxly guarded, that it was easy to escape.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Detective Sergeant Fitzgerald gaped, his mouth dropped open and his gun held laxly in a practically nerveless hand.
"The Ambulance Made Two Trips" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The stout lady, strengthless and breathless, was lying in a chair, the jewel-case clasped laxly with one arm.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
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In science:

This last condition implies, for suitable point systems, that X is rationally x-laxly stable – cf., .
A Generalized Theorem of Katz and Motivic Integration
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