DUSTIN HOFFMAN (as Sam Daniels): Alarmingly high fatality. All localized within a three mile radius. Incubation period: short. Appears contained. Alarmingly. Casey, you didn’t put “alarmingly.”

KEVIN SPACEY (as Casey Schuler): It’s an adverb, Sam. It’s a lazy tool of a weak mind.

From the movie Outbreak (1995), screenplay by Laurence Dworet and Robert Roy Pool

Note: For more on adverbs, see “Why the Adverb Is Not Our Friend” by Richard Nordquist at