Definitions

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  • adv. While edging; with short, timid steps.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Gradually; gingerly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Carefully; gingerly.

Etymologies

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edging +‎ -ly

Examples

  • He came into the room then, edgingly, in his self-winding way, as if, as if.

    THE BODY ARTIST

  • Mr. Solmes with the words, Let me lead you in, my dear friend, having hold of his hand; while the new-made beau awkwardly followed, but more edgingly, as I may say, setting his feet mincingly, to avoid treading upon his leader's heels.

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 2

  • And then (as agreed upon I suppose) in came my uncle Antony, crediting Mr. Solmes with the words, Let me lead you in, my dear friend, having hold of his hand; while the new-made beau awkwardly followed, but more edgingly, as I may say, setting his feet mincingly, to avoid treading upon his leader’s heels.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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