Definitions

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  • adverb In a cherubic way.

Etymologies

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cherubic +‎ -ally

Examples

  • Short-haired and cherubically handsome, his face turns back to the camera, an inappropriately appealing daemon, complete with a ‘devil-be-damned’ look in his eye.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • Short-haired and cherubically handsome, his face turns back to the camera, an inappropriately appealing daemon, complete with a ‘devil-be-damned’ look in his eye.

    Celebrating extremes

  • Short-haired and cherubically handsome, his face turns back to the camera, an inappropriately appealing daemon, complete with a ‘devil-be-damned’ look in his eye.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • "You know what I want, Unca Ferrett?" it says, smiling cherubically and clapping its hands.

    Old Gramma Hardcore Strikes Again

  • He then came cherubically flying out without a hat, and embraced her, and handed her in.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • But that heroine briefly suggesting ‘Bedtime’ instead, the bottles were put away, and the family retired; she cherubically escorted, like some severe saint in a painting, or merely human matron allegorically treated.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Which he did, cherubically strewing the path with smiles, in the absence of flowers.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • So, the gridiron was put in requisition, and the good-tempered cherub, who was often as un-cherubically employed in his own family as if he had been in the employment of some of the Old Masters, undertook to grill the fowls.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • ‘Though I positively cannot tear myself away,’ he cherubically added, ‘— it would be a sin — without drinking to many, many happy returns of this most happy day.’

    Our Mutual Friend

  • As her eyes go to her daughter, the smile turns cherubically perfunctory.

    The Spellsong War

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