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  • adv. In a frolicsome manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a frolicsome manner; with wild gaiety.


frolicsome +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • Grandfather and the children were already outside and the goats were awaiting him, shaking their heads frolicsomely in the fresh morning air, while the children stroked them and wished them a pleasant journey up the mountain.


  • Mr. Strumley leaped from his bed to the bath-tub, and fluttered frolicsomely in the crystal tide.

    Golden Stories A Selection of the Best Fiction by the Foremost Writers

  • But when she lifted up the veil, two boys sprang out from under it, and frolicsomely sported to and fro; while Wilhelm and the Amazon proceeded hand in hand across the garden; and noticed in the distance Mariana and his father walking in an alley, which was formed of lofty trees, and seemed to go quite round the garden.

    Chapter I. Book VII

  • “Capital!” she exclaimed, throwing down the letter frolicsomely.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • "Capital!" she exclaimed, throwing down the letter frolicsomely.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • There has the white snow frolicsomely strown itself, till all that vast, outstretched distance glittered like a mirror in which only the heavens were reflected, and among these drifts our steps have been curbed.

    Summer on the Lakes, in 1843

  • CB Musk Reinvention seemed so frolicsomely saucy, like a Rubenesque woman who's letting you peek at more than you should.

    Perfume Posse


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