Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a fetal fashion; in the manner of a fetus

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

fetal +‎ -ly

Examples

  • I'd already begun to feel this new, ambient contempt for the young, watching Daniel Plainview (ferocious Daniel Day-Lewis) devour the fatally, fetally mismatched Eli Sunday (smooth little Paul Dano) in the final scene of There Will Be Blood.

    Scott Brown: The Wire and Cloverfield: Bad Weekend for 20-Somethings

  • Just like any adults who have glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, and/or diabetes, these fetally-programmed people tend to do better on low-carbohydrate diets than on low-fat/high-carb diets.

    Oprah’s plight | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Anya watched them coming and curled up fetally, repeating a single word over and over in a language that I did not recognize.

    The Unquiet

  • Grumble - The best tree to awaken under, while curled fetally and green to the gills, unwell and confounded is a toilet.

    Clinging on to those Treacherous Roots...

  • As a bonus round question, why not consider which are the best trees to awaken under, while curled fetally and green to the gills, unwell and confounded?

    Clinging on to those Treacherous Roots...

  • Anya watched them coming and curled up fetally, repeating a single word over and over in a language that I did not recognize.

    The Unquiet

  • To sleep you must lie fetally pressed into the back of the other person; to talk, with your faces almost joined together and your knees drawn up and touching, like children, or like lovers.

    Kalooki Nights

  • I lay fetally upon the couch, my knees drawn into my chest, and spasmed as the hurt ebbed and flowed.

    The Black Angel

  • So we spent two hours, me curled fetally in the corner of a stone wall and Roy sharing a tiny smelly public bathroom space with 6 other people.

    Musings of a Drunken Monk: August 19, 2005 Archives

  • So we spent two hours, me curled fetally in the corner of a stone wall and Roy sharing a tiny smelly public bathroom space with 6 other people.

    Musings of a Drunken Monk: August 2005 Archives

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.