Origin of eclectic
Examples from the Web for eclectically
Contemporary Examples of eclectically
Monday, following the first Schiaparelli couture show since 1954, where eclectically clad women walked in flat feathered sandals.Schiaparelli Returns to Couture at Paris Fashion Week
January 21, 2014
Historical Examples of eclectically
In all these things Bulwer was essentially the product and the mirror of the new and eclectically educated Victorian age.Social Transformations of the Victorian Age
T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott
In the various old and new hylozoistic tendencies, the concepts of force and its correlate, mass, are eclectically united.
The remainder are eclectically chosen auxiliaries whose signification may be readily discerned.The Dynasts
Word Origin for eclectic
1680s, originally in reference to a group of ancient philosophers who selected doctrines from every system; from French eclectique (1650s), from Greek eklektikos "selective," literally "picking out," from eklektos "selected," from eklegein "pick out, select," from ek "out" (see ex-) + legein "gather, choose" (see lecture (n.)). Broader sense of "borrowed from diverse sources" is first recorded 1847. As a noun from 1817.