Definitions

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  • adv. In a rosy manner; optimistically.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a rosy manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With a rosy color or effect.

Etymologies

rosy +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Also, he was teasingly interested in the certain small garments on which Dede worked, while she was radiantly happy over them, though at times, when his tender fun was too insistent, she was rosily confused or affectionately resentful.

    Chapter XXVII

  • In his mellow cups John, like most of us, was always a better player in his rosily misty memory than he had actually been, and when I told him I was moving to Hereford he said to make sure to pay respects to the village pitch at Much Marcle: "It's where I hit my biggest ever sixer – not only out of the field but over the road and into a distant barn."

    Tons of reasons to support the monarchs of sport | Frank Keating

  • Her face flushed rosily in the light of the roaring fire as he—

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • If everything had gone rosily, our volume still would have had a hard time catching up with our overhead.

    The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

  • A photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans captures the rosily sunburned nape of a skinhead's swan-like neck as the photographer and his subject brush past one another.

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  • Chris, these people have such short memories that I think it only extends partially into the Bush era, which is rosily remembered as a utopia of liberty even though illegal wiretapping and members of the cabinet cashing in on the war on terror were a hallmark of the Bush years.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • I don't think that Obama's prediction is the reason that things did not go a rosily as the experienced insiders anticipated.

    Hillary: Obama Has Agreed With Bush

  • Unlike the phrase's English cousin, which rosily promises that even the lowest among us will have a day of good fortune, in its Semitic form it may as well be, as the Forward's "On Language" column aptly remarked: "Every scoundrel will receive his comeuppance."

    Ir Amim: VOICES FROM JERUSALEM: The City and the Dogs: A Psychedelic Tour through Jerusalem's More Peculiar Districts

  • The heat of the place radiates rosily into the rain-spattered street, and oh, here and there, here and there the muscled shadow of Theophania herself passes by, her pipe held aloft like a sword, spinning around and around.

    Shelfari:

  • BN rosily dreams If we invested in alternative energy decades ago instead of arguing about global warming we would be closer to making those ideas or new oneswork.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » MIT’s Lindzen on “ClimateGate”

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  • Used in an e. e. cummings poem.

    Defined as:
    1. with a rosy color.
    2. in a rosy manner; brightly, cheerfully, or optimistically.

    May 19, 2008