Definition of sanguinely in US English:



  • See sanguine

    • ‘I have never seen farce more keenly orchestrated and sanguinely enacted, the blatantly laughable always tinged with the bitingly caricatural, the fantastic, and the outrageous, without the slightest loss in basic humanity.’
    • ‘Of his various outbursts and legal woes, he says sanguinely: ‘He's just very angry right now because I think he realises what he did and there's nothing he can do to change it.’’
    • ‘‘There might be certain issues that will be sorted out,’ he says sanguinely.’
    • ‘He sanguinely includes in a single volume a brief biography of Thomas, an overview of the structure and themes of the Summa Theologiae, and a survey of nearly seven centuries of Thomisms.’
    • ‘Given all those circumstances, I am of the view, therefore, that it was wholly reasonable to proceed with procuring the breath samples from the accused instead of sanguinely awaiting a return call from his chosen lawyer.’