Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a circle.

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  • adjective In a circular pattern or motion.

Etymologies

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circle +‎ -wise

Examples

  • By this description our maker may fashion his meetre in Roundel, either with the circumference, and that is circlewise, or from the circumference, that is, like a beame, or by the circumference, and that is ouerthwart and dyametrally from one side of the circle to the other.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • [*] Cesalpinus has also a definite statement of the circlewise process.

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine

  • The story went circlewise outward and onward like the influence of

    We Can't Have Everything

  • And around it was a thicket of alders that grow by the waters, all circlewise, and down the cold stream fell from a rock on high, and above was reared an altar to the Nymphs, whereat all wayfarers made offering.

    Book XVII

  • Sometimes they moved circlewise, with free blades, waiting and watching.

    The Puppet Crown

  • It was a reptile of no ordinary kind, for it began to develop an interminable length of coils till it had spread itself circlewise over the entire ceiling, and its head was joined to its tail.

    Devil-Worship in France or The Question of Lucifer

  • Himself and his brother James used to go there when they were boys to cut hazel stems, to make fishing-rods; and one had only to turn over the dead leaves to discover the chips scattered circlewise in the open spaces where the coopers sat in the days gone by making hoops for barrels.

    The Lake

  • The women still sit, circlewise, as if enchanted, the night inspires him, and he improvises trifle after trifle.

    Memoirs of My Dead Life

  • (*) Cesalpinus has also a definite statement of the circlewise process.

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine A Series of Lectures Delivered at Yale University on the Silliman Foundation in April, 1913

  • And around it was a thicket of alders that grow by the waters, all circlewise, and down the cold stream fell from a rock on high, and above was reared an altar to the

    The Odyssey

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