from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an abandoned manner; without moral restraint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Unrestrainedly.

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  • adverb Unrestrainedly.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

abandoned +‎ -ly


  • If she had loved that first time, as she had asserted, as he had seen with his own eyes that she did, desperately, abandonedly, how had it been possible for her to change front so quickly, to turn to him and love anew?

    Maurice Guest

  • For though the harpooneers, with the great body of the crew, were a far more barbaric, heathenish, and motley set than any of the tame merchant-ship companies which my previous experiences had made me acquainted with, still I ascribed this — and rightly ascribed it — to the fierce uniqueness of the very nature of that wild Scandinavian vocation in which I had so abandonedly embarked.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • But to be without praise, and therein essay our powers, must we live ill, yea so abandonedly and atrociously, that no one should know without detesting us?

    The Confessions

  • Fat gilded cupids sprawled abandonedly above the cupboards, tooting horns, waving their draperies, and generally looking as though they had been imbibing some of the more alcoholic wares of the shop.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • But he again affirms, in the same chapter, “That the justice of God is twofold: that one kind he always uses when he punishes abandonedly wicked and obstinate sinners, sometimes, according to his law; the other kind, when he punishes sinners neither obstinate nor altogether desperate, but whose repentance is not expected.”

    A Dissertation on Divine Justice

  • Overwhelmed as he was by the frightful appearance of the young man, who was now weeping abandonedly, he had no fear of him, and his first act was a practical one -- he swiftly, quietly closed the door.

    The Best Short Stories of 1919 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • When the coast is clear, you will go rattling merrily away, the _quilez_ door, unfastened, swinging back and forth abandonedly, regardless of appearances.

    The Great White Tribe in Filipinia

  • "Spider," after we had abandonedly offered ourselves to several automobiles.

    Biltmore Oswald The Diary of a Hapless Recruit

  • He caught her in his arms, hungrily, and kissed her abandonedly.

    Phantom Wires A Novel

  • If I hadn't loved Dinky-Dunk, fondly, foolishly, abandonedly, there would have been no little Dinkie and Poppsy and Pee-Wee.

    The Prairie Mother


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