Definitions

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  • adv. In a caressing manner; soothingly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In caressing manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a caressing manner.

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Examples

  • The delivery is often uninflected, and sometimes perverse: the "hell-kite" Macbeth is described as caressingly as if he were a turtle dove.

    One Night in November; Macbeth; Novecento

  • He took it out and called caressingly to the innocent child, who ran to him with all the faith of babyhood.

    Buried Alive (Behind Prison Walls) For a Quarter of a Century. Life of William Walker

  • For instance, he used unorthodox expressive markings, such as "caressingly," "velvet-like" and "luminously," which, in his later works, altogether replaced actual tempo indications.

    Orchestrating an Extrasensory Sound in Living Color

  • She drew her two hands caressingly across his shoulders and down along his great biceps muscles.

    CHAPTER XXI

  • This he retained meditatively for a time, and blew out through his pursed lips slowly and caressingly.

    IN THE FOREST OF THE NORTH

  • “No, no — ­not yet,” she said softly, as softly she removed it, her own lingering caressingly on his a moment ere she released it.

    CHAPTER XXVI

  • Billy's eyes answered, and quite spontaneously he reached over, caught her hand, and pressed it caressingly to his cheek.

    CHAPTER I

  • The pressure of his hands relaxed, and his cheek slid caressingly past hers as he started to release her.

    CHAPTER I

  • As she talked, she continued to pass her fingers caressingly through his hair, sorrowful for the pain that she was inflicting.

    Jack London's Short Story - Planchette

  • The girdling arm lifted higher and drew her toward him, drew her slowly and caressingly.

    Chapter 21

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