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  • adv. In a bumpy manner.


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bumpy +‎ -ly


  • Despite the fact that the Episcopalians are bumpily journeying into a renewed future, some other Anglicans -- mostly in Africa -- are pretty mad that we've included our gay and lesbian friends and relatives in our churches.

    Diana Butler Bass: A House Divided: Katharine Jefferts Schori Versus Rowan Williams

  • During the traffic pileup, Bullet drove bumpily over the island that separated north and southbound traffic and maneuvered into northbound traffic and pushed the pedal to the floor.

    Stealing Candy

  • How would you write the sentence- "I bumped along bumpily" without such lovely words?

    10+ Rules for Writing Fiction- kind of

  • Where would the world be without bumpily, answerably, and remedially?

    10+ Rules for Writing Fiction- kind of

  • The plane set down bumpily, taxied for a short time, and stopped in front of the main building.

    My Trip to Cuba in 1998

  • He nodded and then shifted gears as we lurched bumpily down the road.

    The Hollow

  • It's somehow an apt anticlimax in Mirren's bumpily brilliant career that she would be rejected for the part that brought her the greatest fame in America.


  • And if his plans become a logistical nightmare, they will remain as infrastructural decoration like half-buried, half-remembered trolley tracks of yesteryear, experienced bumpily by commuters daily.

    This House Turns and Returns, Too

  • We follow the development of someone who, believing that her fears represent her deepest truths, slowly and bumpily develops a greater degree of self-confidence — which may explain why her art becomes clearer and freer over time.

    Daring and Disturbing

  • American stocks represented 66% of the world's market value in 1970 and have been declining bumpily since then, primarily as a result of the growth in emerging markets, according to Russell Investments, which uses Russell and Morgan Stanley Capital International, or MSCI, indexes in its analysis.

    Going Global: How Do You


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