Definitions

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  • adv. In a swarthy manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a swarthy manner; with a tawny hue; duskily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With a swarthy hue.

Etymologies

swarthy + -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A different elevator operator came up this time, a swarthily handsome Italian man.

    Uprising

  • Heck, if the guilty parties are even tiniest bit swarthily complected, there's no humiliation at all.

    Archive 2009-08-09

  • From the moment they arrive in South Africa Breyten and Yolande, he swarthily handsome, she delicately beautiful, are dogged by the press.

    From 'Summertime': Notebooks 1972–1975

  • She envisaged an anonymous manly hand, creeping swarthily through Nora's steely curls.

    'Playing with the Grown-ups'

  • She slapped the insect against her side mightily, with a gesture like a very fat man swarthily admiring his own girth.

    Full-Blooded Fantasy

  • The duenna looked swarthily formidable, the housekeeper meek, and the secretary nearsighted.

    In the Garden of Iden

  • He smiled explosively, changing suddenly from nondescript to swarthily good-looking.

    Cachalot

  • He was sitting there this afternoon – a little old man, sadly twisted with rheumatism; his head was abnormally large, thatched with long, wiry black hair; his face was heavily lined and swarthily sunburned; his eyes were deep-set and black, with occasional peculiar golden flashes in them.

    Chronicles of Avonlea

  • He was sitting there this afternoon -- a little old man, sadly twisted with rheumatism; his head was abnormally large, thatched with long, wiry black hair; his face was heavily lined and swarthily sunburned; his eyes were deep-set and black, with occasional peculiar golden flashes in them.

    Chronicles of Avonlea

  • Trees with reddened stems stood about the valley, scattered and in groups, showing between their leaves the cheeks of melancholy fruits swarthily tinged, and toward the centre of the valley a shining palace was visible, supported by massive columns of marble reddened by that copper sun.

    The Shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment — Complete

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