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  • adv. In an easeful way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With ease or quiet.


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  • Distilling the meaning of yoga to something translatable, comprehensible and meaningful came more easefully then I imagined.

    Jordan Mallah: Rwanda: Yoga Journey to a Place of Hope

  • He draped a long arm to gather me in between himself and his even taller vice president and easefully lit up for the camera.

    Tina Brown says Tuesday was "9/11 in reverse."

  • And gradually something of conviction came easefully into their faces, even something of relief and gratitude.

    The Rose Rent

  • Arethusa would hardly have known this Ross Worthington reclining so easefully in the steamer-chair as the original of her beloved photograph.

    The Heart of Arethusa

  • Paragot took off his old slouch hat, stretched himself easefully and sighed.

    The Belovéd Vagabond

  • He stretched out his limbs easefully, and dropped into a reclining posture.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • Then ... like a rainbow-garmented Peri floating easefully out of some far-off sphere of sky-wonders, -- an aerial Maiden-Shape glided into the full lustre of the varying light, -- a dancer, nude save for the pearly glistening veil that was carelessly cast about her dainty limbs, her white arms and delicate ankles being adorned with circlets of tiny, golden bells, which kept up a melodious jingle - jangle as she moved.


  • On a day when Henchard was on the premises he saw his step-daughter enter the hay-barn on this errand; and, as there was no clear spot on which to deposit the provisions, she at once set to work arranging two trusses of hay as a table, Mockridge meanwhile standing with her hands on her hips, easefully looking at the preparations on her behalf.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • So easefully had she delivered her whole being up to him that it pleased her to think he was regarding her as his absolute possession, to dispose of as he should choose.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • All the cast of Peter DuBois's Almeida Theatre incarnation does right by a play that shifts perspectives on its quintet of characters as easefully as Jonathan Fensom's turntable set whisks us from New York to New England and south to Virginia.

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