Definitions

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  • adv. In a flourishing way; tending to succeed and grow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a flourishing manner; ostentatiously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a flourishing manner; with adornment; thrivingly.

Etymologies

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flourishing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • He dipped the pen into the inkwell and wrote: the letters sparkled and seemed to sink into the vellum as he inscribed them flourishingly.

    Spirits White As Lightning

  • Everything went flourishingly; to be sure, there were more ladies than gentlemen, which required much watching and managing on Bea's part, that no lady should suffer a dearth of masculine attention.

    Six Girls A Home Story

  • He sat with the pen perched flourishingly at the end of his fingers, suspended in the serious and artistic business of filling in a form.

    The Lost Girl

  • We were its leaders and exponents, we were the thing it most flourishingly produced.

    Tono Bungay

  • We planked five hundred and eighty dollars cash, and selected two more men, whom we thought were as honest as the sun, to carry on our business, and it was carried on flourishingly for a year, and then that busted up, and I never got the sixteenth part of a cent, nor did either of the five who constituted the firm.

    Life of George Henry : together with a brief history of the colored people in America,

  • Outdoor rustic people have not many ideas, but such as they have are hardy plants, and thrive flourishingly in persecution.

    Travels With A Donkey In The Cevennes

  • Nevertheless, she reached down for the whistle, wiped the mouthpiece dry, and sent the baby into ecstasies by executing "Yankee Doodle" flourishingly upon it.

    When Grandmamma Was New The Story of a Virginia Childhood

  • Gate, and a love-making not at ail dependent on money-advances from fathers-in-law, or prospective income from a profession, went on flourishingly under Mr. Vincy's own eyes.

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

  • "La sakes, now, does it?" said Uncle Tom, looking with a respectful, admiring air, as his young teacher flourishingly scrawled _q_'s and

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

  • "La sakes, now, does it?" said Uncle Tom, looking with a respectful, admiring air, as his young teacher flourishingly scrawled q's and g's innumerable for his edification; and then, taking the pencil in his big, heavy fingers, he patiently recommenced.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

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