Definitions

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  • adv. In a fugitive manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a fugitive manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a fugitive manner.

Etymologies

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fugitive +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The planetoid swung out into realms where meteoroids are fugitively few.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • Waves ran black before a harrying wind, save where their white manes glimmered fugitively in what light there was.

    The Game Of Empire

  • She could not put into actual words the thought which flitted fugitively through her mind -- it was too vague and indeterminate.

    The Vision of Desire

  • She wondered fugitively how the pair were enjoying themselves.

    The Vision of Desire

  • Men, fearing to remain longer in their huts or homes, fugitively rush with wives and children, they know not whither.

    The Choctaw Freedmen and The Story of Oak Hill Industrial Academy

  • Without such a mechanical or apparently unspiritual basis these forces can only work fugitively, erratically, and so ineffectively, as they did in the Greek world.

    The Unity of Civilization

  • As Nan replied conventionally to Lady Gertrude's greeting, some such thoughts as these flashed fugitively through her mind, and with them came a rather tender, girlish determination, to make the transition as easy as possible to the elder woman when the time came for it.

    The Moon out of Reach

  • These and other disconnected thoughts flitted fugitively through her mind as she sat waiting for Penelope's return.

    The Moon out of Reach

  • They hung in the sky above like great pendulous jewels, palpitant with interior name -- there were purple stars, and blue stars, and orange-colored stars; some resembled monstrous amethysts, some emeralds fierily green, some rubies spitting sparks vindictively red; others globular sheeny pearls, creamy of lustre but shot with faint gleams of rose; and fugitively sprinkling the firmament here and there were orbs that glistened like diamonds, wonderfully and purely white.

    The Eternal Maiden

  • Along the ocean, where crevices of the descending iron-chiselled cliffs are fugitively green with ribbons of pale grass, downy-winged ducks purr, mating guillemots coo incessantly, and tremulous oogzooks chirrup joyously to their young.

    The Eternal Maiden

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