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It represents energy, and the problem is to use it constructively.

It is used decoratively, however, rather than constructively.

They purchase their wives openly, and not constructively by attorney.

To move in one direction, is constructively to undertake for all.

Europe became their headquarters during what must have been the most constructively interesting part of his early life.

Perhaps we constructively break the command to rest, because the resting we do is in most cases only a name, and not a fact.

"Specifically no—constructively yes," answered Cooley promptly for his client.

The style, constructively perfect in itself, contained in itself the germ of all that was to come after.

It may be noted that constructively pumps are essentially reversed motors.

Mr. Washington's patient, circumstantial, and constructively informative reply is characteristic of his method of267 rejoinder.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "derived by interpretation," from Middle French constructif or from Medieval Latin constructivus, from Latin construct-, past participle stem of construere "to heap up" (see construction). Meaning "pertaining to construction" is from 1817; "having the quality of constructing" is from 1841. Related: Constructively. Constructive criticism is attested by 1841.

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