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adverb as in summarily

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It will lift the coastal height limit that’s been set since 1972, arbitrarily imposed on the Midway neighborhood.

Sharma said Google acted “arbitrarily” in the matter while Google said its policies are “consistently” enforced.

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We are urging the Saudi authorities to immediately release all arbitrarily detained migrants, and significantly improve detention conditions before more lives are lost.

From Quartz

It’s what drives economic anxiety for patients who have chronic illnesses and have to reload on their supply every month without knowing if a company may arbitrarily raise its prices.

From Fortune

Bad luck seems terrifyingly unreasonable, arbitrarily striking anywhere, out of the blue.

From Fortune

Many of the others were arbitrarily sentenced under similar charges of “acting” or “conspiring” against national security.

In reality, the Iraqi borders had been arbitrarily drawn and disregarded 2,000 years of tribal, sectarian, and nomadic occupation.

In this position, they would arbitrarily hit us on the back and head.

If the IRS can target and discriminate against one group of Americans, it can arbitrarily do it to anyone.

Yet the current debate is arbitrarily restricted to the chief public component of the American retirement system, Social Security.

To determine them by a type would be as sure a way of missing the Kind, as if we were to select a set of characters arbitrarily.

I could not drop these words arbitrarily, and yet, if they were excluded, everything would become clear.

Okie arbitrarily judged the gold piece to be worth ten dollars.

He arbitrarily rejected all that had been done before his time.

The mob at last attacked the Bastille, a formidable fortress where state-prisoners were arbitrarily confined.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to arbitrarily, such as: forthwith, promptly, swiftly, at short notice, expeditiously, and immediately.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.