Definitions

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  • adv. In a becoming manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a becoming manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • After a becoming or proper manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a becoming manner

Etymologies

From becoming +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • -- Comp. un-fäger. fägere, fägre, adv., _beautifully, well, becomingly, according to etiquette_: fägere geþægon medoful manig, 1015; þâ wäs flet-sittendum fägere gereorded, _becomingly the repast was served_, 1789; Higelâc ongan

    Beowulf

  • -- Comp. un-fǣger. fægere, fægre, adv., _beautifully, well, becomingly, according to etiquette_: fægere geþǣgon medoful manig, 1015; þā wæs flet-sittendum fægere gereorded, _becomingly the repast was served_, 1789; Higelāc ongan

    Beowulf

  • Let us walk honestly -- "becomingly," "seemingly" as in the day -- "Men choose the night for their revels, but our night is past, for we are all the children of the light and of the day (1Th

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • As Folger Theatre continually reminds us in its sturdily acted, becomingly visual "Henry VIII," history is in the imaginative mind of the conjurer -- in this case, William Shakespeare.

    Theater review: Folger Theatre's 'Henry VIII'

  • [She takes off wig, fluffs her own hair becomingly, and puts on bonnet, looking every inch a pretty young girl, ready for an automobile ride.]

    Jack London Play: The Birth Mark

  • George Anderson was becomingly modest about his imminent Military Cross, for leading a raid on enemy trenches, killing the sentry, and with a corporal carrying back the body of one of his men.

    Letters from the front to go on show at Christ's College, Cambridge

  • He would take a woman with beautiful long hair, who could have used some advice about styling it becomingly - and he would butcher it all right off, frequently cutting her hair shorter than men were wearing theirs at the time, cooing about how the long hair wasn't feminine, but a short cut WAS feminine!

    Portrait in Blue, by Gabriel Nicolet, 1856-1921

  • Meanwhile, renewables are becomingly increasingly competitive.

    Tina Gerhardt: The Canary in the Coal Mine: Stopping Climate Change - Ted Nace: Climate Hope

  • I dressed Sylvia in pretty clothes and styled her hair becomingly.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • Her limbs are short and muscled, her thighs becomingly flared.

    The Lady Matador’s Hotel

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