Definitions

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  • adv. In a filmy manner.

Etymologies

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filmy +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The fine rain blew very softly, filmily, but the wind made no noise.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • As he stared, the eyes opened, filmily at first, and then they focused on him.

    HOTHOUSE

  • He turned about to find himself looking at one of the prettiest of the filmily dressed creatures in the room.

    Robin

  • And enormously high above the line of them towers an apparition indescribably lovely -- one solitary snowy cone, so filmily exquisite, so spiritually white, that but for its immemorially familiar outline, one would surely deem it a shape of cloud.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan First Series

  • But, in such cases, we should commonly find, if we could bring up to view the ancestors of remoter generations, that the filmily bond is still perpetuated, only by a wider reach of connection.

    Christian Nurture.

  • He was cognizant of the total absence of the humorous in himself (the want that most shut him out from his fellows), and perhaps the clear-thoughted, intensely self-examining gentleman filmily conceived, Me also, in common with the poet, she gazes on as one of the superior -- grey beasts!

    Ordeal of Richard Feverel — Volume 3

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