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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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The delivery is often uninflected, and sometimes perverse: the "hell-kite" Macbeth is described as caressingly as if he were a turtle dove.
He took it out and called caressingly to the innocent child, who ran to him with all the faith of babyhood.
For instance, he used unorthodox expressive markings, such as "caressingly," "velvet-like" and "luminously," which, in his later works, altogether replaced actual tempo indications.
She drew her two hands caressingly across his shoulders and down along his great biceps muscles.
This he retained meditatively for a time, and blew out through his pursed lips slowly and caressingly.
“No, no — not yet,” she said softly, as softly she removed it, her own lingering caressingly on his a moment ere she released it.
Billy's eyes answered, and quite spontaneously he reached over, caught her hand, and pressed it caressingly to his cheek.
The pressure of his hands relaxed, and his cheek slid caressingly past hers as he started to release her.
As she talked, she continued to pass her fingers caressingly through his hair, sorrowful for the pain that she was inflicting.
The girdling arm lifted higher and drew her toward him, drew her slowly and caressingly.