Definitions

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  • adv. In a flatfooted manner.

Etymologies

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flatfooted +‎ -ly

Examples

  • But don't you think your reading of Paul's theological affirmation in Romans 1:3 is a little flatfootedly literalistic?

    Naughty Christians of the Bible

  • In place of his former somewhat elephantine method of progression he adopted a species of shuffle which had excellent results, for it enabled him to brush twigs away instead of stepping flatfootedly on them.

    Uneasy Money

  • The resulting increase in sales is most flatfootedly represented in a scene featuring a throng of lady shoppers, who emerge from the brightly lit Leadenhall Market in London and proceed to climb over one another to get onto Parnassus newfangled stage (that is, Anton in drag, Percy in blackface, and Valentina essentially naked).

    PopMatters

  • Participatively managed companies, like the entrepreneurially driven companies described above, appear to be standing on their toes rather than flatfootedly waiting for someone else’s initiative.

    Managing with Dual Strategies

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