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distinctly adv
1 clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment; "it's distinctly possible"; "I could clearly see myself in his situation" [syn: clearly]
2 in a distinct and distinguishable manner; "the subtleties of this distinctly British occasion"
3 to a distinct degree; "urbanization in Spain is distinctly correlated with a fall in reproductive rate"

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  1. In a distinct manner.
    • 2007, Stephen R. Donaldson, Fatal Revenant, ISBN 978-0-399-15446-1 Page 192
      "Aloud," he said distinctly, "the Seven Words are spoken thus. Melenkurion abatha. Duroc minas mill. Harad khabaal."

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absolutely, aloud, and no mistake, apparently, apprehensibly, articulately, assuredly, at all events, at any rate, audibly, by all means, certainly, clearly, coherently, comprehensibly, concretely, conspicuously, decidedly, decisively, definitely, discernibly, especially, evidently, exactly, explicitly, expressly, for a certainty, for a fact, for certain, for sure, forsooth, glaringly, in detail, in particular, in plain English, in plain terms, in plain words, in truth, indeed, indeedy, intelligibly, item by item, limpidly, lucidly, manifestly, markedly, minutely, most assuredly, most certainly, nothing else but, noticeably, observably, obviously, of course, out, out loud, palpably, particularly, patently, pellucidly, perceivably, perceptibly, perspicuously, plainly, positively, precisely, prominently, pronouncedly, recognizably, seeably, separately, simply, singly, specially, specifically, staringly, starkly, surely, to a certainty, to be specific, truly, unambiguously, unconcealedly, understandably, undisguisedly, unequivocally, unmistakably, visibly, with clarity
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