Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a dying or languishing manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a dying manner; as if at the point of death.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb While, or as if, dying.

Etymologies

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dying +‎ -ly

Examples

  • QUESTION: And they all want to know, dyingly, what you will do to loosen up the money for the small businesses and how they can compete more with the things they need to grow their businesses.

    CNN Transcript Dec 4, 2009

  • He watched the yellow cabs sink into soulful dusk, that particular spendthrift light that falls dyingly on Park Avenue in the hour before people take leave of the office and become husbands and wives again, or whatever people become in whatever murmurous words when evenings grow swift and whispered.

    Underworld

  • He watched the yellow cabs sink into soulful dusk, that particular spendthrift light that falls dyingly on Park Avenue in the hour before people take leave of the office and become husbands and wives again, or whatever people become in whatever murmurous words when evenings grow swift and whispered.

    Underworld

  • He watched the yellow cabs sink into soulful dusk, that particular spendthrift light that falls dyingly on Park Avenue in the hour before people take leave of the office and become husbands and wives again, or whatever people become in whatever murmurous words when evenings grow swift and whispered.

    Underworld

  • The pilgrims 'voices come drifting more and more dyingly, the breeze wafts sounds of church-bells.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • But near seven the Admiral summoned the Treasurer to his _bureau_ near the bottom, he being in dressing-gown and slippers, very slovenly, seeming either drunk or sick, his mouth gaping to his pantings, and anon his languishing eye shot dyingly to heaven.

    The Lord of the Sea

  • She lingered, but lingered dyingly, for three years; and then, for the first time since William's death, she smiled: that smile remained on the lips of the corpse.

    Lucretia — Volume 04

  • She lingered, but lingered dyingly, for three years; and then, for the first time since William's death, she smiled: that smile remained on the lips of the corpse.

    Lucretia — Complete

  • In the June 2011 issue of the magazine, the writer wrote, "My chief consolation in this year of living dyingly has been the presence of friends."

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • In an article published by the magazine in June, he wrote, "My chief consolation in this year of living dyingly has been the presence of friends."

    NYDN Rss

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