Definitions

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  • adv. In a way that drifts.

Etymologies

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drifting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • However, this single? and the Boys Outside album it comes from? is absolutely beautiful, a driftingly melodic, indolent daydream of a thing.

    This week's new singles

  • After he finished the drink, he laid his head down, and before sleep claimed him, wondered driftingly, Soon enough for what?

    The Shattering

  • He went quickly, driftingly along the terrace to the stone stairs that led down to the inner entrance-way.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • About fifteen minutes after the _planton_ had locked everyone in, The Zulu driftingly arrived before us; whereupon we attempted to give him his purchases -- but he winked and told us wordlessly that we should (if we would be so kind) keep them for him, immediately following this suggestion by a request that we open the marmalade or jam or whatever it might be called -- preserve is perhaps the best word.

    The Enormous Room

  • Meanwhile The Zulu had discovered the whereabouts of his treasure, had driftingly resumed his original position; and was quietly inserting the also-captured cigarette which appeared somewhat confused by its violent aerial journey.

    The Enormous Room

  • She herself understood it, evidently, for she drew in her puckered skirts and without any words make a place for him beside her as he driftingly approached her, affecting to whistle and keeping his eyes on the foliage overhead.

    Ramsey Milholland

  • Then driftingly came the thought that she would not shrink from Wade's reading her mind.

    The Mysterious Rider

  • At first it came idly, driftingly, as if it had nothing to do with haste.

    A Pagan of the Hills

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