Definitions

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  • adv. In a feigning manner; falsely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a fawning manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a caressing, cringing, or servile way; with mean flattery.

Etymologies

feigning +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An Oct. 9, 2009, WND article by Bob Unruh touted Brown -- whom he fawningly described as a political activist who was behind the famous Willie Horton advertisement that left Gov.

    Terry Krepel: A Laughable, Error-Ridden 'Case for Impeachment'

  • Who bent the knee to Rupert most fawningly after all?

    Rupert Murdoch: don't fear an old man in his twilight years

  • It should never be forgotten that Bush is a dedicated Christian Zionist who broke into tears when he was fawningly eulogized in the Knesset during his last visit to Israel in May ..

    BUSH IS ANOTHER DORIAN GRAY / SELF DESTRUCTIVE UNTIL THE END

  • Two shots for each time he fawningly smiles/chortles/or blushes.

    Charlie Gibson: McCain's Favorite Network Anchor?

  • A problem any President will have is that that what the Bush people built there is commensurately gargantuan as to their grand delusion about how Iraq was going to be a showcase of U. S.-style Democracy, and a fawningly grateful U.S. ally.

    Obama: I Will Discuss "Residual Force" With Commanders In Iraq

  • Neither can I comprehend the label “ice queen” as it is applied to Doe-Doe given the fawningly false persona she adopts to lure the wealthy Si-Joon into her greedy clutches.

    Reviewing the Review…

  • It's telling that in one scene, where Moore is interviewing an old British laborite who talks about the importance of taking care of each other, the camera pans fawningly on a mug that reads "Old Labor and Proud of It" and a plate with John F. Kennedy's likeness, an homage to an earlier Democrat presumably before the sell out Clintons.

    Matt Cooper: Sicko, Flawed But Brilliant

  • But if you're a Republican, you can drawl along with a twangy send-up, cockily making light of such things, as happened at this year's Gridiron dinner, and everyone in the room fawningly chortles out loud.

    Mary Lyon: They Impeach Democrats, Don't They?

  • An ex-girlfriend's father, played by Mitch Ryan, tells him it's a real growth industry; at the reunion, a classmate played by Jeremy Piven fawningly helps Cusack dispose of a fresh kill.

    Simon Maxwell Apter: Best at Burying

  • Somebody need to find me the text of the speech by Peres as it was delivered because there are texts of the speech that did not include the reference that Peres made from outside the text when he looked at the king and fawningly praised him and hailed him as a model for all Arabs.

    Sunday, November 30, 2008

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  • "Need anything shredded?", said Tom fawningly.

    December 12, 2007