Definitions

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  • adv. in a bowing manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a bending manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a bending manner.

Etymologies

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bowing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • He had surrendered their bicycles to the odd man of the place with infinite easy dignity, and had bowingly opened the door for Jessie.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • Klesmer had really discerned Mirah in the first moment of entering, but, with subtle politeness, he looked round bowingly at the three sisters as if he were uncertain which was the young lady in question.

    Daniel Deronda

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