Definitions

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  • adv. With a flitting motion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a flitting manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a flitting manner.

Etymologies

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flitting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The possibility of ransom flittingly crossed your mind, you must confess, but, hey, you aren't that kind of girl.

    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

  • Or maybe that saved them, Kenmuir thought flittingly, as he had often thought before.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • He guessed flittingly that that was not quite by chance.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • Then came rural scenes of almost every character, with a lad and a girl moving flittingly through them -- laughing and kissing in the lanes among the brambles, drifting together everywhere, sweethearting through it all.

    Drolls From Shadowland

  • She thought, flittingly, how Marietta would laugh at her manufacturing anything romantic out of the commonplace facts of the insignificant episode, but even as she turned away from her sister's imagined mocking smile, she felt an odd certainty that to Rankin there was also a glamour about their doings.

    The Squirrel-Cage

  • Bar-parlours and billiard-rooms saw him but rarely and flittingly.

    Victorian Short Stories of Troubled Marriages

  • He pointed, flittingly as it were, with his little finger to the slope of her neck.

    Sandra Belloni — Volume 5

  • It played flittingly around that strange look of ruined human dignity, like a wan beam of late sunset about a crumbling and forgotten temple.

    Prue and I

  • Rapidly-flittingly, with a step noiseless as a spectre's, Arabella Crane descended the stairs; but she did not, as when he first sought that house in the years before, grasp his hand or gaze into his face.

    What Will He Do with It? — Volume 10

  • Drawing a loose kind of dressing-robe more closely round her, the mistress of the house now descended the stairs, rapidly, flittingly, with

    What Will He Do with It? — Volume 03

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