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  • adv. So as to flag or slow down; wearyingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a flagging manner; limply; languidly; wearily.


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flagging +‎ -ly


  • It transcends all weight, all number, all measure; it is endless and everlasting; therefore, should I offer to commensurate and adjust it, either to the size and proportion of your own noble and gracious deeds, or yet to the contentment and delight of the obliged receivers, I would come off but very faintly and flaggingly.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Even the garden at Friars 'Holm, usually a coolly green oasis in the midst of the surrounding streets, seemed as airless as any back court or alley, and Coppertop, who had been romping ever more and more flaggingly with a fox-terrier puppy he had recently acquired, finally gave up the effort and flung himself down, red-faced and panting, on the lawn where his mother and Magda were sitting.

    The Lamp of Fate

  • I understand that literature is going on flaggingly in England just now, on account of nobody caring to read anything but telegraphic messages.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning


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