[ adverb ] in an identifiably distinctive manner
"the distinctively conservative district of the county"
Used in print(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
To say this , of_course , is to take_up a position on one side of a controversy going_on now for some two hundred years , or , at_any_rate , since the beginning of the distinctively modern period in theological thought .
What makes this long and diverse tradition essentially one is that those who have belonged_to it have been profoundly in_earnest about being modern men in a distinctively modern_world .