Definitions

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  • adv. With a leaning motion or posture.

Etymologies

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leaning +ā€Ž -ly

Examples

  • The tall, impossibly tall, incomparably tall, city shoulderingly upward into hard sunlight leaned a little through the octaves of its parallel edges, leaningly strode upward into firm hard snowy sunlight; the noises of America nearingly throbbed with smokes and hurrying dots which are men and which are women and which are things new and curious and hard and strange and vibrant and immense, lifting with a great ondulous stride firmly into immortal sunlight ....

    The Enormous Room

  • I saw a pile of books that Iā€™d forgotten about, stacked leaningly under a table next to a bookcase.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

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