Definitions

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  • adv. In a floating manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a floating manner.

Etymologies

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floating +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Fonseca, whose musicianship has been heralded by the UK's Evening Standard as "muscular ... percussively rhythmic and floatingly melodic," is touring in support of his new recording, Akokan, scheduled for U.S. release on February 16th, 2010.

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  • The real surprise is that this unexpected step from comfy balladry to something more interesting sounds quite natural – the only element that doesn't fit is the free-floatingly doomy lyrics, which foretell unspecified personal and global calamities.

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  • Consider this: if you have a really horrible day--if you wake up in a foul mood and everything rubs you the wrong way and you're just free-floatingly moody and irritable and unhappy--then remember: The only reason you notice this bad mood is that you were in a *good* mood yesterday.

    Not a good mood

  • Jim saw them floatingly, a line of dancing raindrops, tracing their lenient curve towards him.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • St. Simon's voice sounded harsh in Danley's earphones, and he felt irritatingly helpless poised floatingly above the ground that way.

    Anchorite

  • Then, floatingly, not walking, it seemed to Miss Theodosia, the mist of blurry white drew nearer.

    Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings

  • It had come down softly, floatingly, with all the winds of the prairies hushed, every flake consisting of one or two large, flat crystals only, which, on account of the nearly saturated air, had gone on growing by condensation till they touched the ground.

    Over Prairie Trails

  • The trees moved not like timber, shocked by wind, but floatingly, like weeds at the bottom of a well of sunshine.

    The Return of the Soldier

  • Anyhow I presently dreamed that the island had moved again -- not floatingly as before, but suddenly, jerkily, as though something enormously powerful had heaved it up from its bed just once and let it down.

    The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle

  • The question was asked with infinite delicacy, head and body bent forward, eyes floatingly averted.

    The Whirlpool

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