Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an affectionate or cherishing manner.

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  • adverb in a cherishing manner

Etymologies

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cherishing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • So unpardonable, indeed, that left to herself, she might have despaired of forgiveness, and returned to it cherishingly, seven times worse than before.

    Hubert's Wife A Story for You

  • Landry drew cherishingly on the last cigarette he meant to permit himself before singing.

    The song of the lark

  • Landry drew cherishingly on the last cigarette he meant to permit himself before singing.

    The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather

  • Landry drew cherishingly on the last cigarette he meant to permit himself before singing.

    The Song of the Lark

  • Certainly a hurt so shallow could never have killed, for the hand had been cherishingly restrained, and the thing was no sooner done than the priest, seeing that he did not die, ran horror-eyed, streaming with blood, shouting a hoarse whisper: "Help! help! help!"

    The Lord of the Sea

  • The man held it cherishingly as one of many lovely memories that stretched from this river bank in a strange land back through the years, a link in the long chain.

    The Emigrant Trail

  • Then, looking round to make sure we were alone in the sage-brush, he drew from his pocket, cherishingly, a little shining pistol.

    Lin McLean

  • "Annette will bless you with her dear hand in a month or two at the outside," Mrs. Cavely murmured, cherishingly.

    The House on the Beach

  • I was lying in the air, and she who served for nurse, pillow, parasol, and bank of herbage, had her arms round beneath mine cherishingly, all the fingers outspread and flat on me, just as they had been when I went to sleep.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Volume 7

  • I was lying in the air, and she who served for nurse, pillow, parasol, and bank of herbage, had her arms round beneath mine cherishingly, all the fingers outspread and flat on me, just as they had been when I went to sleep.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Complete

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