Was ever man selected for a great public duty so peculiarly and consummately fitted for it?
Though her mien was in general haughty, she flattered Zenobia, and consummately.
The idea was surely noble: it was that of the beauty Mrs. Gereth had so patiently and consummately wrought.
But what need I instance in those that are consummately good?
For the first there would seem to be no further justification than that he was consummately skilful in the use of ambuscades.
But she manages it consummately, and sings German songs as no one but a German could sing them.
You are consummately ignorant of the power of our great medicine men.
The one is crudely artificial, the other consummately artificial.
Scott goes on to assert that the story was simply a consummately clever advertising device.
He had from the first done this well, he now did it consummately.
mid-15c., from Latin consummatus "perfected, complete," past participle of consummare "sum up, complete" (see consummation). Of persons, "accomplished, very qualified," from 1640s. Related: Consummately.
1520s, "to bring to completion," from Latin consummatus, past participle of consummare "to sum up, make up, complete, finish" (see consummation). Meaning "to bring a marriage to completion" (by sexual intercourse) is from 1530s. Related: Consummated; consummating.