Definitions

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  • adv. In a limp manner, without support or resistance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a limp manner.

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

  • adv. without rigidity

Etymologies

limp +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The red Soviet flag hangs limply from a pole above his tomb.

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  • Now if you use most any USB 3G card, you'll have to hang it limply from a short extension cable if you want to get at your other port.

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  • Having just discovered his best friend’s body dangling limply from a noose, this grieving, confused adolescent is also involved in a lunkheaded kidnapping plan involving the local police chief’s son.

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  • As I slogged along, becalmed, I anxiously watched the red ensign flag hanging limply from the short mast that supported my navigation light.

    Rowing the ATLANTIC

  • I lay there kind of limply while Butters re-covered the wound.

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  • The Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is investigating the killing, accused the family of getting it wrong when they told the Standard Mr Saunders had been holding his gun 'limply' and had not been firing at officers.

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  • Her right arm hung limply at her side, blood dripping from the sleeve of her jacket, but her left arm was strong enough to yank him to his feet.

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  • She released him then and he fell limply to the floor, lying there as weak as a newborn babe when she walked away.

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  • No sooner is Jonathan Franzen's new book greeted in his native land with hurrahs, than our newspapers fill with articles moaning limply that he's overpraised.

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  • Now that I've seen the play she left behind, I incline to think that she got lucky, for this "Dracula" is a limply staged, unconvincingly acted mess.

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