Definitions

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  • adv. While falling; with a falling motion.

Etymologies

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falling +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Here, in distress that was consternation, and in fear that was panic, excitedly bobbed up and down a cowboy in bearskin chaps, vacuously repeating the exclamation, “Oh God! Oh God! — ­the first division of it rising in inflection, the second division inflected fallingly with despair.

    CHAPTER IX

  • -- the first division of it rising in inflection, the second division inflected fallingly with despair.

    The Little Lady of the Big House

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