Definitions

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  • adv. With flailing motions.

Etymologies

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flailing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Sky's lavish weekly footage reserves were thrown away in favour of clips of flailingly scythed "maximums".

    Cricket fails the cool test even with disco umpires and crick-babes

  • She is flailingly and attacking and using diversion tactics.

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  • However, after seeing the flailingly desperate defense preliminary motions, I am getting the feeling the government case may be stronger than the press is implying.

    Balkinization

  • But then next had come this bloody Scottishness business, a pantomime of tartanry and shortbread as the PR people flailingly over-compensated for his understandable ignorance (and, he would have loved to be able to admit, indifference) about the country.

    Country of the Blind

  • Turkey is openly choosing sides with the region's "strong horse" - Iran and its clients (Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas) - as it watches the United States flailingly try to placate Syria and appease Iran while it pressures Israel, neglects Lebanon and draws down its power in the region.

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  • All that sheer power without being flailingly angry, all that appreciation for what rhythm can do just as powerfully as feedback if not more, it was a wonder to behold - and I don't even think there was an incident of Ian Mackaye telling off the crowd.

    Ned Raggett Ponders It All

  • Turkey is openly choosing sides with the region's "strong horse" -- Iran and its clients Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas -- as it watches the United States flailingly try to placate Syria and appease Iran while it pressures Israel, neglects Lebanon and draws down its power in the region.

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

  • And so it was until this morning when Hart left Loftus Road after just five games in charge, his second abrupt departure from a flailingly hopeless English league club in the last eight weeks, following his sacking by penniless Portsmouth.

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  • "Caught in the undertow" and "flailingly struggle to overcome the current" also come to mind.

    Dealbreaker

  • Well, they're very literally reduced to going with a noun, a verb, and 9-11 in flailingly attacking Murphy.

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