Definitions

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  • adverb In a manner showing relief.

Etymologies

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relieved +‎ -ly

Examples

  • As it ends, spouses drift away to sleep somewhere else, relievedly.

    Sufficient

  • The young chap in the dungarees laughed relievedly.

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  • The little Venuso-Terrestrian bowed himself out, smiling relievedly, leaving the captain to sit scowling perplexedly in a haze of cigar smoke.

    "Neutral Vessel" by Harl Vincent, part 1

  • The young chap in the dungarees laughed relievedly.

    "High-Frequency War" by Harl Vincent, part 1

  • "You know: 'I will alwaaaays loooove yooo'," he howled, making fun of such love mush spooned out in digital Dolby sound and acting, relievedly, like a carefree kid carried away with my appreciation of his Whitney Houston.

    Going Home Alone, Too

  • Larry puzzled over the situation: Should the banquette be held for the diva, or bequeathed to the refreshingly unassuming — and relievedly present — young actress?

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  • “There,” he said, relievedly, “now will you shut up?” holding her tight in an iron grip, he let her struggle and turn, quite ready to put an end to her breathing if necessary.

    The Titan

  • Parlabane was wandering relievedly towards the exit, his shift mercifully over, when McCreedie called him across to their gathering.

    Quite Ugly One Morning

  • He smiled relievedly, suddenly realized what he was doing, and glanced around the interior of the command skid to see if anyone had noticed the unnatural, un-Ashregan expression.

    The False Mirror

  • He smiled relievedly, suddenly realized what he was doing, and glanced around the interior of the command skid to see if anyone had noticed the unnatural, un-Ashregan expression.

    The False Mirror

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