Definitions

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  • adv. In a ghostly way.

Etymologies

ghostly +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Presently only yellowish shreds hung ghostlily in the air; then they were gone, and Taurus motioned his companion forward.

    Wings in the Night

  • He felt no wind against his face, but there was a rustling of leaves above them and a weird moaning swept ghostlily through the branches.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • He did not glance back at the silent city, brooding dreamily and ghostlily behind them.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • The lurid unearthly glow still hovered in the shadowy chamber, lighting ghostlily the dead face of Thugra Khotan, which seemed to grin mirthlessly and cavernously at them.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • Upon which, wearily, ghostlily, as if they had feather-light fingers and the light persistency of feathers, they would look, once, on the shut eyes, and the loosely clasping fingers, and fold their garments wearily and disappear.

    To the Lighthouse

  • One by one the familiar landmarks -- the packing house, the soap factory, the Geiss brewery, the tall chimney of the pumping station, the shorn top of Reservoir Hill -- slipped ghostlily away to the southwest.

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, Volume I

  • I happen, however, to like flowers for their scent more than for their colour: and the whole of this moor was a spilth of scent from bushes of the purple Daphne -- its full flowering time over, but its scent lingering ghostlily on the salt wind from the sea.

    Foe-Farrell

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