Definitions

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  • adverb With a motion like a plunge.

Etymologies

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plunging +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The ship was sailing plungingly; astern the billows rolled in riots.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • These, blind and frenzied, would rush plungingly into the flames like horses at a fire.

    The President A novel

  • The ship was sailing plungingly; astern the billows rolled in riots.

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • The ship was sailing plungingly; astern the billows rolled in riots.

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • The ship was sailing plungingly; astern the billows rolled in riots.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • "I wanted to tell you --" Fred hesitated an instant and then went on plungingly, "I might go into the Church now; and really, look where I may, I can't see anything else to do.

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

  • "I wanted to tell you --" Fred hesitated an instant and then went on plungingly, "I might go into the Church now; and really, look where I may, I can't see anything else to do.

    Middlemarch

  • "I wanted to tell you --" Fred hesitated an instant and then went on plungingly, "I might go into the Church now; and really, look where I may, I can't see anything else to do.

    Middlemarch

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