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  • adv. In a feline manner; .

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Examples

  • A photo taken of Reza and Sarkozy shows her, arms akimbo, bosom thrust toward his chin, staring him felinely in the face.

    Un Homme in Full

  • In their thirst for vengeance, cats everywhere have sworn to deny human beings the ability to read whenever felinely possible.

    You Will Know Me By My Swagger

  • At this same time, the Times's fashion pages decreed that spring '08 would be all about Camelot-era clothes: ladylike sheaths, as felinely taut as was the start of those ten years that took us from housewives kissing their refrigerators in magazine ads to the clamorous time-has-come-ness of the women's movement.

    Sheila Weller: Why the Sixties Never Went Away

  • I'm pretty sure it was not felinely possible for one cat to vomit up that much canned food.

    December 22nd, 2006

  • Spainy may be well aware that we are bigger and stronger than her ... she may even know that we are eventually going to get our way -- but she intends to make our task as difficult as felinely possible.

    now for your regularly-scheduled cat post

  • It wriggled felinely in the air, curled, spun-in pure joy, it seemed-and halted, poised in the air, before her.

    Starchild Omnibus

  • Scotswoman practising so felinely elastic an attitude before the open street, or possessing a face so ecstatic with pertness, or finding herself inside a dress which, though black, disclaimed all intention of being mourning and sought rather, in its clinging economy, to be an occasion of public rejoicing.

    The Judge

  • His smile was sweet, his gait was felinely dignified, and a pervasive aroma of meekness tempered his daily walk and conversation.

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,

  • He was now certain the men were what he had taken them to be, and he grinned felinely as he squirmed around until he got into a position from which he could see them.

    Square Deal Sanderson

  • At noon he halted in a screen of timber and grinned felinely.

    Square Deal Sanderson

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  • Ferguson grinned felinely. "An' it's got out," he stated quietly. " I reckon if no one but us three knowed about it one of us has been gassin'. I wouldn't think you'd do any gassin'," he added, speaking to Stafford. -- The Rustler, a romance of the old time cow country by Charles Alden Seltzer, in Pearson's Magazine, Vol. 25 no. 1, January, 1911, p. 608.

    April 26, 2011