from The Century Dictionary.

  • By blighting; with blighting influence or effect.

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

  • adverb So as to cause blight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a blighting manner.


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  • As I sat nursing these reflections, the casement behind me was banged on to the floor by a blow from the latter individual, and his black countenance looked blightingly through.

    Wuthering Heights

  • "Steven is a sucker for a pretty face," he told her blightingly.

    Desire for Revenge

  • The utter tragedy of her devotion to the man who had deserted her, the utter hopelessness of his own deep passion blightingly, horribly forced itself upon him.

    The Eternal Maiden

  • The other old man, whose clothes were equally squalid, sat more upright, and seemed livelier, and of a lighter heart, misfortune not having yet touched so blightingly the natural volatility of his disposition; for, now and then, he spoke in low tones to his companion, who sometimes smiled, but rarely made answer.

    A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition

  • "A man I've often noticed around the house," he replied blightingly.

    The Flirt

  • "A man I've often noticed around the house," he replied blightingly.

    The Flirt

  • On the next day Scott decided to increase the rations, and at R. 42, which they reached after a march of 11-1/2 miles in a blightingly cold wind, they had a 'splendid pony hoosh.'

    The Voyages of Captain Scott : Retold from the Voyage of the Discovery and Scott's Last Expedition

  • She peered at him, complacent, curious, blightingly unconscious of his emotions, and the young man felt a stirring of hot impatience.

    The Love Affairs of Pixie

  • Altogether, in comparison with the enthusiasm of the invitation, the opposition was blightingly resigned.

    A College Girl

  • Rhodes asked blightingly as Claire opened a cardboard box which had arrived by the morning delivery, and displayed a blue muslin dress inset with lace.

    The Independence of Claire


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