adventitiously

All Adverb
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  • The root of the Irish trouble, adventitiously connected with religion, lay, and lies still, in the Irish political system. Cited from The Framework of Home Rule, by Erskine Childers
  • Some species have been introduced adventitiously with pine trees in pine plantations outside the natural area of Pinaceae.
  • In doing so he may, adventitiously, throw light on something more interesting than the past; he may adumbrate the outline of the coming movement. Cited from Since Cezanne, by Clive Bell
  • Many do so adventitiously, but the most important pollinators are specialists for at least parts of their lifecycles for at least certain functions.
  • That a man of his speculative vigour, knowing so many extra-Hellenic races, should have hit upon one or two good things adventitiously is only to be expected. Cited from Old Calabria, by Norman Douglas
  • He expresses the unalloyed sensibility of an artist in terms of delicious contemporary life and gives us, adventitiously, romance. Cited from Since Cezanne, by Clive Bell
  • It also occasionally occurs adventitiously in Portland-type cements.
  • Unlike many of his brethren, the brilliant lawyer had exceeded expectation, and shone even yet more conspicuously in the less adventitiously aided duties of the judge. Cited from Paul Clifford, by E. B. Lytton, Vol. 6
  • Staff numbers are adventitiously the result of reinstatements, termination requested by the employee, pension entrances etc.
  • In other words, the number of deaf-mutes born where both parents are congenitally deaf and have deaf relatives is one hundred times greater than where both parents are adventitiously deaf and have no deaf relatives. Cited from Sociology and Modern Social Problems, C.A. Ellwood
  • The sum of its attributes or properties constitutes the totality of the thing, and is not adventitiously laid upon the thing: you can separate the parts of a thing; but you cannot take away its forces from any part, because they are its essence. Cited from The Destiny of the Soul, by William Rounseville Alger
  • In the first place, all society at present rests on this institution, so that we cannot easily discern which of our habits and sentiments are parcels of it, and which are attached to it adventitiously and have an independent basis. Cited from The Life of Reason, by George Santayana
  • Insectivorous plants might consume insects and other animal material trapped adventitiously, though most species to which such food represents an important part of their intake, are specifically, often spectacularly, adapted to attract and secure adequate supplies.
  • Of course, no such result as this could come about adventitiously, as successful combination calls for the exercise of judgment and taste; but the initiatory steps could be taken -- the motive could enter art -- without the conscious supervision of the human agent. Cited from Form and Ornament in Ceramic Art, by William Henry Holmes
  • Sutural lobes next to the ventral lobe are forned adventitiously in the first latera saddles.
  • The man was a stranger in the country, who had been adventitiously employed for this expedition, and was unconnected with Pierre by any of those ties which are the best pledges of unconquerable faith, when the interests of self press hard upon our weaknesses. Cited from The Headsman, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • In species that lay their eggs in rafts, rafts do not form adventitiously; the female Culex settles carefully on still water with her hind legs crossed, and as she lays the eggs one by one, she twitches to arrange them into a head-down array that sticks together to form the raft.
  • Besides, things of this kind are only delivered adventitiously in the Platonic dialogues; as the fable in the Protagoras, which is inserted for the sake of the political science, and the demonstrations respecting it. Cited from Introduction to the Philosophy and Writings of Plato, by Thomas Taylor
  • There is clearly some fundamental connection between consanguinity and congenital deafness if 11.8 per cent of all the congenitally deaf are the offspring of consanguineous marriages, while of the adventitiously deaf but 3.1 per cent are the offspring of such marriages. Cited from Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population, by Arner