This is a profound and beautiful volume, McDonald argues, but characteristically playful and exact in its choice of words.
President Obama has been characteristically eloquent in his reasoning.
There were the bevvy of performances promoting Beyoncé, too, which were characteristically spectacular.
In the face of this threat, Abdi was characteristically undaunted.
Elizabeth, characteristically, was more wary, but she was also curious, and she agreed.
characteristically his first thought after that was of David himself.
Perhaps we see him most characteristically in his correspondence with Turgot.
But, apart from this episode, which he characteristically omits to record, he remained in the background.
Moreover, he was characteristically thin and tall and sallow.
And Sophia Antonovna's cocksure and contemptuous "some police-hound" was characteristically Russian in another way.
characteristic char·ac·ter·is·tic (kār'ək-tə-rĭs'tĭk)
The part of a logarithm to the base 10 that is to the left of the decimal point. For example, if 2.749 is a logarithm, 2 is the characteristic. Compare mantissa.