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  • adv. In a flaccid manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a flaccid manner.


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  • On the journey up - before my anticipation was deflated so flaccidly - I had been reading Lost Horizon, the 1933 novel by James Hilton which coined the term 'Shangri La'.

    From Lhasa to Shangri La: the Touristification of Tibet

  • My weeny merguez, resting flaccidly on couscous, franked the inoffensiveness form, while another, fatter nine quid banger, "the Beaujolaise" – an amalgam of pork, mushroom, onion and bacon – seemed less a sausage than a loose coalition struggling to coexist amicably under the one skin.

    Restaurant: Bar Boulud, London SW1

  • It has gray, baggy skin that hangs flaccidly from its bulging form, like a decomposing corpse.

    The 7 Creepiest Robots | Impact Lab

  • As I sit nervously wondering how things will pan out down Ealing way I am still riven with disappointment that “Mock The Week” which started so well has now drooped flaccidly into bashing the Conservatives and the Monarchy in lieu of a” Muvver in Law “.

    Life Goes on Under Emperor Brown

  • Bush-apologists responded rather flaccidly to both of these memes (probably because refuting two tracks simultaneously doesn't make for good soundbytes), arguing that there would be time for apportioning blame later.

    September 2005

  • In and out, back and forth: the capsule swooped between the globules, the fronds waving flaccidly.

    String Theory, Book 3: Evolution

  • Yes, HBO declined to offer a second season to its first three-camera sitcom, a show I called "flaccidly unfunny" in the pages of this very magazine and then got some hate mail.

    HBO makes some really good decisions |

  • It sagged flaccidly, chest and stomach sinking toward the ground as if that part of him were melting in the sun.

    A Triumph of Souls

  • Outside, her guards lay flaccidly in repose upon the cold stone.

    Conan the Indomitable

  • A narrow panel in the wall slid open and revealed white garments hanging flaccidly to one side.

    Destination Brain


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