from The Century Dictionary.
- In a gibing manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a gibing manner; scornfully.
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- adverb With
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- adverb in a disrespectful jeering manner
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All kind of harsh treatment being tried in vain, he no longer held any intercourse with the soldiers; he said the army was corrupted by the centurions; he sometimes gibingly called them tribunes of the people and Voleros.
"You little fool!" he said half-angrily, half-gibingly; and thereafter they rode in silence -- she too mortified with shame and anger to venture upon words.
For he had already been driven by egotistic governments from several of his commanding positions, and people were gibingly asking whether the new political gospel was being preached only as a foil for backslidings.
1628: Which most gibingly, vngrauely, he did fashion
How you hold back from your happiness! "she cried gibingly.