Definitions

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  • adv. In a lank way.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a lank manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a lank manner; straightly; stiffly.

Etymologies

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lank +‎ -ly

Examples

  • His hair hung lankly over his forehead, and the slump in his shoulders was not his usual careless posture but true exhaustion.

    City of Ashes

  • Her pretty face was wan and listless; her hair uncurled: some locks hanging lankly down, and some carelessly twisted round her head.

    Wuthering Heights

  • His ponytail had been severed during the removal of his head and the loose hair now stuck lankly to his gray-blue skin.

    The Killing Kind

  • BOND: Scouts out to choose lankly giants like Michele, picked to represent Kenya.

    CNN Transcript May 5, 2001

  • Finally, as her hair tumbled lankly to her shoulders and her scar oozed fluid down her face, Reyn thrust her from him.

    Ship Of Destiny

  • Her blond hair hung lankly around her shoulders and juvenile breasts, and there were curse burrs tangled in her tail.

    Roc and a Hard Place

  • Pasty-skinned and gaunt, the man's fair White Elf hair hung lankly to his shoulders. and his green White Elf eyes were flat and cold and empty.

    Castle Of Deception

  • Even the hair which had lain so lankly back arose and answered, to fly up and out.

    Flight in Yiktor

  • His hair hung lankly on his head and his kimono had come partly unwrapped so that Nicholas could see a broad section of his hairless chest and the edge of one dark nipple.

    The Miko

  • She stood now wet with spray, her hair lankly plas - tered to her skull, stringing on her shoulders.

    Web Of The Witch World

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