Definitions

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  • adv. In a way that drags; with a dragging motion.
  • adv. slowly; with reluctance, or as if held back

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a dragging manner

Etymologies

dragging +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They walked out past a large parabolic dune and it was so draggingly hot out here that the air seemed a form of physical hindrance.

    Underworld

  • Here it was warm, silent, draggingly monotonous; a few yards away across a band of blue shallow water, the cool shady mystery of tree-fringed beach and woodland-dotted meadow beckoned her.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • “The harpoon,” said Ahab, half way rising, and draggingly leaning on one bended arm — “is it safe?”

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • We've decided to work in those delicious windows between system crashes and "kernel panics," and managed to turn the beginning of the movie from "draggingly oblique" into "only-slightly-confusingly funny."

    11/20/02 A short respite of

  • She leaned draggingly upon his arm as they walked.

    The Awakening

  • Mackie wasn't draggingly heavy, but we were walking on ice.

    Longshot

  • In this wise he came draggingly at last into the central plaza, and sat down on a drum of a fallen stone pillar to catch his breath.

    Anywhen

  • Ross's target area also alternately burned and ached and made lying in bed draggingly uncomfortable.

    Forfeit

  • Instead of landing cleanly upon the other, he came down draggingly across the Boss 'shoulders.

    Ralestone Luck

  • He glanced at it absently, and entered the hall slowly, draggingly, and was amazed to find Lord Turfleigh, in overcoat and hat, standing beside a pile of luggage.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills or, One Heart's Burden

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