Definition of Instinctively

1. Adverb. As a matter of instinct. "He instinctively grabbed the knife"

Partainyms: Instinctive



Definition of Instinctively

1. adv. In an instinctive manner; by force of instinct; by natural impulse.

Definition of Instinctively

1. Adverb. Innately, by instinct, without being taught. ¹

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Definition of Instinctively

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Instinctively

instills
instilment
instils
instimulate
instimulated
instimulates
instimulating
instimulation
instimulations
instinct
instinct(p)
instinction
instinctive
instinctive drift
instinctive reflex
instinctively (current term)
instinctivity
instincts
instinctual
instinctually
institute
institute of medicine
instituted
instituter
instituters
institutes
instituting
institution
institutional
institutional advancement

Literary usage of Instinctively

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1. Art in Theory: An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1894)
"Objective—Bearing of what has been Said upon Form in each Art—Sustained Sounds are instinctively Subjective and Spontaneous; Unsustained Sounds are ..."

2. The American by Henry James (1879)
"Newman instinctively turned to see if the little paper was in fact consumed ; but there was nothing left of it. THE END. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"peck instinctively and did not offer to take food spread before them. The natives seemed well aware of this peculiarity, and in the particular instance ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"Even the general aspect of the latter plants is such that an American or European seeing them for the first time instinctively regards them as ..."

5. Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature by Georg Morris Cohen Brandes (1906)
"wrote so instinctively, thought Chateaubriand's style strained. It is probable that he slightly antedates this criticism. In any case his admiration was ..."

6. Lectures, Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"One feels instinctively that ancient monuments are no more to be looked for here than in a camp. "Prussia," a witty Frenchman says, "was born from a ..."

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