Definitions

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  • adverb In a nagging manner.

Etymologies

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nagging +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Which was a reference to something she'd said, a little too naggingly, a few weeks earlier: that she felt like he studied from a distance -- that he didn't so much study as watch himself study.

    Ann Packer's 'Molten': Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

  • In the CollegeHumor original video "Three Pop Stars, One Song," the Aussie hottie shows her funny side as she skewers the "manufactured images" of Katy Perry, Ke$ha and Lady Gaga by singing in a naggingly off-key manner reminiscent of vintage Julie Brown.

    VIDEO: Chuck's Yvonne Strahovski Skewers Pop Starlets

  • And with the heterosexist assumption that the reason any child who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender LGBT might have something to do with inept parenting, Wilson ask these naggingly insulting questions in her article: Could it be possible that the fact that Chaz is now a man is somehow Cher's fault?

    Irene Monroe: All About Chaz

  • The flooding posed the latest challenge for Cairo and the rest of Alexander County, with a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate naggingly around 12 percent as of March, 3 percent higher than the state's average.

    Mo. asks court to block levee blast, farm flooding

  • "While the trend in consumer spending has been positive lately, consumer confidence is still weighed down by naggingly high unemployment and disturbingly low home prices," Mr. Pipas said.

    Ford Sees Industry Sales Rising

  • Which was a reference to something she'd said, a little too naggingly, a few weeks earlier: that she felt like he studied from a distance -- that he didn't so much study as watch himself study.

    Ann Packer's 'Molten': Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

  • “Everywhere and nowhere, but to satisfy the naggingly boring demands for places and spaces, I have holdings in various locations around the globe … and some in-between.”

    Excerpt from Codex Infinitum

  • His retirement feels like the end of a golden age of spin bowling, graced by both Murali and the magnificent maverick Australian leg-spinner Mr. Warne, as well as India's naggingly brilliant, attritional leg-spinner Anil Kumble.

    Murali the Magnificent

  • And for Carville to savage the leader of his own party either means he's mad as hell and can't take it anymore or his wife, Mary Matalin's naggingly oppressive monotonic brain-washing has achieved full saturation.

    Will Durst: The Brightside of the BP Oil Spill

  • And for Carville to savage the leader of his own party either means he's mad as hell and can't take it anymore or his wife, Mary Matalin's naggingly oppressive monotonic brain-washing has achieved full saturation.

    Will Durst: The Brightside of the BP Oil Spill

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