[ adverb ] as a matter of instinct


"he instinctively grabbed the knife"

Used in print

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The cowboy films , the cops and robbers films , and the slapstick comedy films culminating in an insane chase are not_only catering to what critics may assume to be a vulgar taste for violence ; these films and these sequences are also seeking_out - instinctively or by_design - the peculiarly cinematic elements of narrative .