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  • adv. In a lazy manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a lazy manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a lazy manner; sluggishly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a slow and lazy manner
  • adv. in an idle manner


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lazy +‎ -ly


  • I'm ridiculously deadline-driven, so unless there's a performance on the calendar, most things just remain lazily hanging about in the notebook.

    Suavity of harmonious strains

  • THE STEAM rises lazily from the surface of the tea.

    Excerpt: The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri

  • Gray tendrils of smoke rose lazily from the backyards of a dozen or so homes.

    Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua; a village of potters

  • He hurried up the walk laid across the neat little grass plot, sent a humbly grateful glance up to the stars-and-stripes that fluttered lazily from the short flagstaff, and went in as though he had business there, and as though that business was urgent.

    The Lookout Man

  • It was just light enough for her to see that this person was a gentleman, well-dressed and young; and with a certain lazily graceful way of moving, and it was just light enough for this person to see that the half-frightened face she lifted was pretty and youthful.

    That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story

  • Suddenly he was vexatiously conscious of hearing his name lazily called, and looking up found that he was on the outskirts of the town, and interrogated by two horsemen.

    In the Carquinez Woods

  • "Pooh," replied the other, rising lazily from the table; "she is like the rest of women, I suppose - they are all variations on the same air - who is this you are talking about?"

    Zoe: The History of Two Lives

  • Rodney breathes the word lazily out into the air and smacks his other hand into John's chest.


  • "Harems-" Tariq recalled lazily, sinking down like a lithe, tawny predator into the water to survey her highly embarrassed face.

    The Arabian Mistress

  • The puck launched off Kevin Roeder's and fluttered toward the net, end over end like a coin lazily flipped up into the air.



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