Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a scorching manner; so as to scorch or burn the surface.

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

  • adverb In a way or to a degree that scorches

Etymologies

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scorching +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Parts of the West Coast were actually a bit cool, but other areas were so scorchingly hot -- parts of Texas and Oklahoma, for example, were 10 degrees above average --; that the U.S. as a whole was 2.5 ºF hotter than it is during a normal summer.

    David Kroodsma: The Record Summer of 2011: You Haven't Seen Anything Yet

  • In Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel's arch, elegant, richly detailed biographical novel centered on Cromwell … characters are scorchingly well rendered.

    Wolf Hall: Summary and book reviews of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.

  • ABC's underrated-in-every-sense-of-the-word cop drama proved just how good it is — not just good for you — with "Stone Cold," scorchingly directed by Cadillac Records' Darnell Martin.

    Cheers & Jeers: Detroit 1-8-7 Shoots and Scores

  • Parts of the West Coast were actually a bit cool, but other areas were so scorchingly hot -- parts of Texas and Oklahoma, for example, were 10 degrees above average --; that the U.S. as a whole was 2.5 ºF hotter than it is during a normal summer.

    David Kroodsma: The Record Summer of 2011: You Haven't Seen Anything Yet

  • As if to sabotage this space metaphor Kenny Dalglish has omitted most of Liverpool's stars but he has at least given substitute places to some supposedly promising youngsters who are orbiting the first team, namely Conor Coady, Daniel Pacheco and the scorchingly hot prospect Joe Cole.

    Sparta Prague v Liverpool - live! | Paul Doyle

  • A scorchingly hot summer has left Russia's vast population of bears without their traditional sources of food, leading the animals to dig up human corpses from municipal cemeteries for nourishment, the Guardian is reporting.

    Russian Bears Eating Corpses

  • A scorchingly hot summer has left Russia's vast population of bears without their traditional sources of food, leading the animals to dig up human corpses from municipal cemeteries for nourishment, the Guardian is reporting.

    Russian Bears Eating Corpses

  • A scorchingly hot summer has left Russia's vast population of bears without their traditional sources of food, leading the animals to dig up human corpses ...

    Russian Bears Eating Corpses

  • A scorchingly hot summer has left Russia's vast population of bears without their traditional sources of food, leading the animals to dig up human corpses from municipal cemeteries for nourishment, the Guardian is reporting.

    Russian Bears Eating Corpses

  • Parts of the West Coast were actually a bit cool, but other areas were so scorchingly hot -- parts of Texas and Oklahoma, for example, were 10 degrees above average --; that the U.S. as a whole was 2.5 ºF hotter than it is during a normal summer.

    David Kroodsma: The Record Summer of 2011: You Haven't Seen Anything Yet

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