Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a railing manner; with scoffing or opprobrious language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With scoffing or insulting language.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb With scoffing or insulting language.

Etymologies

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railing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • “You people,” she railingly shouted, “go and do a lot of shameful things, and then you also deliberately involve me; but why?”

    Hung Lou Meng

  • "You people," she railingly shouted, "go and do a lot of shameful things, and then you also deliberately involve me; but why?"

    Hung Lou Meng, Book II Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

  • "Fish grow more rapidly out of water than in," railingly.

    Half a Rogue

  • "Stephen, Stephen, what do you know of June and December, love's sunshine and the cold of the snow?" he said railingly.

    The Justice of the King

  • "Where are your spirits to-night?" she asked railingly.

    Blindfolded

  • I look also to be loaded by thee with disdain, scorn, and contempt; yea, that thou shouldest railingly and vilifyingly say I lie, and am a bespatterer of honest men's lives and deaths.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • King's servants do happen to see them, and do call unto them, and tell them that they are in the wrong ways, and do bid them beware the danger, then they will railingly return them answer, and say,

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • But their obieding of it which do more railingly inucy againft ir, i$ verily to fonde a cauillation, or to Jliamefuli an error.

    The institution of christian religion

  • They will venture; yea, if at any time any of the King’s servants doth happen to see them, and doth call unto them, and tell them that they are in the wrong ways, and do bid them beware the danger, then they will railingly return them answer and say, As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the King, we will not hearken unto thee; but we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth out of our own mouths, &c.

    The Pilgrim’s Progress, in the Similitude of a Dream; The Second Part. Paras. 200-299

  • Did you do your business in a hack? "she asks, railingly.

    Petty Troubles of Married Life

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