Deliberately in order to produce a specific effect: the goblet designedly left for him
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- One is left guessing whether essential marks have been omitted simply through carelessness, or designedly for a mock-modern effect.
- A few days afterwards the mayor issued a notice which stated how the heads had been ‘wilfully and designedly taken down and carried away’.
- But I was tickled most by the rooms of its farmhands and their own kitchen and dining room - all beautifully, designedly rustic - that suggested ‘downstairs’ is the new ‘upstairs’.
deliberately, by design, on purpose, purposefully, intentionally;
consciously, wilfully, intendedly
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