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lawyerly (ˈlɔːjəlɪ) 



  1. resembling a lawyer or lawyers   ⇒ These are our buildings, not the exclusive domain of lawyerly folk in wigs and gowns.

Example Sentences Including 'lawyerly'

) He brings a calm, lawyerly approach to his Baghdad reports.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Blair is expert at that lawyerly trick of using language so vague it can be used to justify any subsequent action.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
But Pepper needs more than lawyerly prosaic prose to close his case.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Described all that he'd seen and felt at the crossroads, though his lawyerly vocabulary was barely adequate.
Clive Barker EVERVILLE (2001)
He must have been about sixty years oId, his lawyerly face distinguished by round, silver-rimmed spectacles.
Trenhalle, John A Means to Evil
She sniffs in a lawyerly way, raising a number of practical points and asking questions to which I have no answers.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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