Definitions

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  • adv. With a reeling motion.

Etymologies

reeling +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The air roared, and the ground fled reelingly under their feet.

    `God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.'

  • During the most violent shocks of the Typhoon, the man at the Pequod's jaw-bone tiller had several times been reelingly hurled to the deck by its spasmodic motions even though preventer tackles had been attached to it -- for they were slack -- because some play to the tiller was indispensable.

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • Out spreads the canvas -- alow, aloft-boom-stretched, on both sides, with many a stun 'sail; till like a hawk, with pinions poised, we shadow the sea with our sails, and reelingly cleave the brine.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I (of 2)

  • During the most violent shocks of the Typhoon, the man at the Pequod's jaw-bone tiller had several times been reelingly hurled to the deck by its spasmodic motions, even though preventer tackles had been attached to it -- for they were slack -- because some play to the tiller was indispensable.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • For, as he reelingly trampled along on the rank herbage between this forest and that sea of sand, just as he was dying of exhaustion, his faint foot trod upon a store of life and health!

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • We first meet him reelingly drunkenly out of a pub or betting shop, shouting four-letter abuse at a rate that might give James Kelman pause.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Pequod’s jaw-bone tiller had several times been reelingly hurled to the deck by its spasmodic motions even though preventer tackles had been attached to it — for they were slack — because some play to the tiller was indispensable.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

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