Definitions

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  • adv. In a bullying manner.

Etymologies

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bullying +‎ -ly

Examples

  • And poor Larry saw his good deed punished when Judge Horn turned out to be a racist and his son accused Larry of playing a bullyingly good game of Scrabble against him.

    Curb your Enthusiasm – season eight, episode eight

  • And poor Larry saw his good deed in going to say "Hi" to Judge Horn amply punished when the judge turned out to be a racist and his son accused Larry of playing a bullyingly good game of Scrabble against him.

    Curb your Enthusiasm – season eight, episode eight

  • It's all very refined, down to the parmesan topping, but I miss the velvety texture of the plain white sauce, and find the onion too bullyingly dominant: macaroni cheese should be something one could happily eat in bed, should opportunity call, and alliums and pillows should never mix.

    How to cook perfect macaroni cheese

  • And there was something bullyingly egocentric about my admirable Soviet friends, a preoccupation with their own tortured situations that shut out all light from beyond.

    On Not Being a Dove

  • For what Spark does is also what Miss Brodie does: she bullyingly controls her characters, breaking in to tell us what will become of them.

    The Prime of Ms. Muriel Spark

  • Given that Ishiguro's new novel is explicitly about cloning, that it is, in effect, a science fiction set in the present day, and that the odds against success in this mode are bullyingly stacked, his success in writing a novel that is at once speculative, experimental, and humanly moving is almost miraculous.

    Archive 2005-05-01

  • 'I heard him makin' a boast this afternoon, 'said Samson, rolling bullyingly in his arm-chair,' as you and him had fowt last holidays, and as he gi'en you a hiding. '

    Julia And Her Romeo: A Chronicle Of Castle Barfield From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray

  • I perceived by Ralph Drake's voice that he had perchance been making gay with the revellers at Jamestown, and stood still when he came bullyingly toward me, but at that minute Mistress Mary spoke.

    The Heart's Highway: A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century

  • So that when the little French-speaking soldier, who had first conducted him to Arden's presence, approached and bullyingly told him that any attempt to escape on his part would bring about immediate death to himself, he only smiled, and replied very cheerfully ----

    Under the Rebel's Reign

  • He was very close to her in the little kitchen, and he spoke fiercely, bullyingly, exactly as she had spoken to him when insisting that he should live on credit with her for a while.

    The Old Wives' Tale

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