Definitions

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  • adverb While crying; with tears.
  • adverb figuratively In a way that desperately demands attention.

Etymologies

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crying +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The reason is the extremism and the delusional reasoning of the settlement enterprise here, a reductio ad absurdum so exquisite, so cryingly self-defeating, that the Palestinian national movement should have thought of it years ago.

    Bradley Burston: The United States of Crazy in Israel-Palestine

  • And so in midstroke they fall apart, Addison exhales one cryingly sad sigh, then kisses her temple and rolls onto his side, pulling her arm around him so her cheek rests against the broad rise of his shoulders.

    Healer

  • The reason is the extremism and the delusional reasoning of the settlement enterprise here, a reductio ad absurdum so exquisite, so cryingly self-defeating, that the Palestinian national movement should have thought of it years ago.

    Bradley Burston: The United States of Crazy in Israel-Palestine

  • That philosophy will be cryingly unjust about once in ten.

    The Mountains

  • For the lack of time, the House of Commons is unable to perform the most urgent and necessary legislative duties -- it has this year hung up a cryingly necessary Education Bill, a delay that will in the end cost Great

    Anticipations Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human life and Thought

  • That philosophy will be cryingly unjust about once in ten.

    The Mountains

  • The person who was struck most painfully by this disgraceful and cryingly stupid adventure was Mrs. van Koopman.

    Cecil Rhodes Man and Empire-Maker

  • In the severe and protracted struggle with the Philistines the necessity for a solid union of the tribes was cryingly manifest, and the man came forward to meet the hour.

    Prolegomena

  • Girls of her kind, airing their wings above the sphere of their birth, are cryingly adventuresses.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • Assault or siege, they have achieved their triumphs; they have dominated a frailer system of nerves, and a young woman without father, or brother, or husband, to defend her, is cryingly a weak one, therefore inviting to such an order of heroes.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

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