Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a darting manner; rapidly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Like a dart; rapidly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rapidly; like a dart.

Etymologies

darting +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Unmindful of the tedious rope-ladders of the shrouds, the men, like shooting stars, slid to the deck, by the isolated backstays and halyards; while Ahab, less dartingly, but still rapidly was dropped from his perch.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Their picks and scythes were terrible enough, flashing high against the red sky to strike dartingly at men and horses.

    Conan The Warlord

  • Her movements, swift and sure, were quicksilver, full of restless energy, dartingly inquisitive.

    the ship who sang

  • Jenny, with her brain restored by the gentle breeze to its normal quickness of action, seemed dartingly to seek in every direction for reassurance! and she found in everything no single tone or touch to feed her insatiable greed for tokens of his love.

    Nocturne

  • With an odd little gasp of joy the girl reached out dartingly and touched Barton on his sleeve.

    Little Eve Edgarton

  • Ever when the silver gleam of the Plough had run its farthest from the farmer, the cry sounded; and at the sound the gleam wavered and stayed and flew back dartingly to the farmer's side.

    The Field of Clover

  • Unmindful of the tedious rope-ladders of the shrouds, the men, like shooting stars, slid to the deck, by the isolated back - stays and halyards; while Ahab, less dartingly, but still rapidly was dropped from his perch.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • Dan, dark and narrow like the black ink lines he mainly drew, crisp but warm like toast, grey smiling eyes and dartingly light-footed, was instantly and utterly be-smitten, first sight, first light at the first of the freshers' forced fun‘get to know you' nights.

    Annabel 4 Dan

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