Definitions

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  • adv. So as to drive or motivate.
  • adv. So as to drive.

Etymologies

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driving +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Alongside William Pagaran's drivingly kinetic drumming, and crunching electric guitar power chords, a pair of voices, male and female, sings in close and urgent harmony:

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  • I am forty-five, I can look back at her with all my old admiration and none of my old bitterness with a new affection and not a scrap of passion, and take her part against the equally stupid, drivingly-energetic, sensuous, intellectual sprawl I used to be.

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  • Larry's voice threw off its assumed geniality, and became drivingly hard.

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  • Keep her eyes, for the time, from her husband's as she might, she soon found herself much more drivingly conscious of the strain on his own wit.

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  • The band is increasingly carving out its own, peculiar place on the art-pop spectrum, however; the seven-minute juggernaut "Sweet Nothing" and the wondrous " Arena" - which conjures visions of Boards of Canada as a rock band - are as drivingly danceable as they are drugged-up and disorienting, while few other bands would be capable of assembling mumbled gibberish and face-gnawing, low-frequency sinewaves into a tune as compelling as "Pie IX."

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