Definitions

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  • adv. In a leaden manner.

Etymologies

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leaden +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Looking at them critically, I think is fair to say that all three shows had their ups and downs: There are just a few too many Batman episodes which are leadenly paced, something that also happened with too many of the early one-hour Justice Leagues (although masked brilliantly with some spectacular action sequences).

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  • He felt leadenly tired as he walked along the corridor beside the uniformed giant, who towered a head above him.

    Autumn

  • My problem is that everyone left is leadenly earnest.

    The Constantine shocker!

  • The ruler's ponderous form moved leadenly, searching for comfort on the midnight-blue pneumopillows.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • Ramon walked leadenly, like an automaton, pulled along by Maneck, the tether in his neck feeling heavy and awkward.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Ramon waited leadenly while Maneck examined the cycle, running its long slender fingers carefully over the controls.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • This entails an argument about what we in the social sciences leadenly describe as “mutual determination.”

    FAT and MEAN

  • He moved leadenly through the lengthening shadows, oc­casionally checking the visible patches of sky for any sign of clouds.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • He slept leadenly, at times noisily, mouth open, limbs sprawled any which way, bedclothes tangled around ankles.

    Drowned Hopes

  • Through the open door into the ward, Toni could see several patients lying leadenly in the ubiquitous hammocks of the Amazon.

    River Of Desire

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