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  • adv. In a heady manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a heady or rash manner; hastily; rashly; obstinately.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a heady or rash manner; hastily; rashly.


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  • I simply had no idea that such a headily-scented plant could suddenly produce fruit like this in the autumn.

    Hedge Fund

  • We don't find out the truth about Eric's Iraq experience until the final three chapters, which are headily Conradian in their willingness to confront the very heart of darkness.

    Anis Shivani: The Tangled Roots of the Terror Psychology: J. Robert Lennon's Novel "Castle"

  • With its headily urban recasting of the myth, it was given even more splendour by leading you out onto Waterloo Bridge: one of my favourite views in London, especially very early in the morning.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • The story is played out in a succession of vividly coloured, headily intense visuals which are often far more revealing than the dialogue.

    Duel in the Sun (1946)

  • Craigengelt had his own purposes in fooling him up to the top of his bent; and having some low humour, much impudence, and the power of singing a good song, understanding besides thoroughly the disposition of his regained associate, he headily succeeded in involving him bumper-deep in the festivity of the meeting.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • The Separation is an excellent, headily atmospheric novel that forces the reader to think about what they are reading carefully.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • She is older than the deck chair on which she sits, I thought headily, and she is famine, fire, destruction, and plague, she is the Dark Lady of the Sonnets, the on lie true begetter.

    Burton’s First Encounter with Taylor

  • A good quality Ylang Ylang essential oil should smell creamy, fruity, tenacious, and headily floral but in a very pleasant way.

    Flower of Flowers

  • Last time I tried it a long time ago; as I said, samples stay in the To Review Box for years, awaiting their destiny, I found La Base, an homage to Switzerland, the Alps, and mountain flowers, to be simultaneously a little too aquatic-fresh and too overwhelmingly, headily floral.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • As an Eau de Toilette, Diorissimo is a soliflore lily of the valley, in fact – the only one that I smelled so far that captures the scent of the crisp little white bells without smelling headily synthetic and develop into a flat, shallow nuisance on the skin.

    Archive 2006-05-01


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