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parenthetic

or parenthetical

[par-uh n-thet-ik] /ˌpær ənˈθɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, noting, or of the nature of a parenthesis:
several unnecessary parenthetic remarks.
2.
characterized by the use of parentheses.
Origin of parenthetic
1770-1780
1770-80; back formation from parenthetical < Greek parénthet(os) interpolated (verbid of parentithénai, equivalent to par- par- + en- en-2 + the-, variant stem of tithénai to put + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -ic + -al1
Related forms
parentheticality, parentheticalness, noun
parenthetically, adverb
interparenthetic, adjective
interparenthetical, adjective
interparenthetically, adverb
unparenthetic, adjective
unparenthetical, adjective
unparenthetically, adverb
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  • It must be said, however, parenthetically, that his statistics scarcely challenge implicit confidence.

  • I may as well mention, parenthetically, that Dominico was rather an original in his way.

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
  • parenthetically, it should be pointed out that the matter has a good deal more than academic interest.

    The Great Illusion Norman Angell
  • It may be said parenthetically that he was a man of great ability.

  • The most remarkable result of the Essay on Man, it may be parenthetically noticed, was its effect upon Voltaire.

    Alexander Pope Leslie Stephen
  • parenthetically, one of the twins had an unfortunate inspiration.

    Whilomville Stories Stephen Crane
  • It is parenthetically to be noted how his afternoon fears of the impermanence of the Agence Moignon had vanished.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
  • It may be parenthetically remarked that his own game was faro.

    Gabriel Conroy Bert Harte
  • She met them now, but only, as she felt, in transit; they included her parenthetically in a larger flight.

  • "I suppose I seem awfully old to you," said the colonel, parenthetically.

    The Colonel's Dream Charles W. Chesnutt

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