Definitions

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  • adv. In a shifting manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a shifting manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a shifting manner; by shifts and changes; deceitfully.

Etymologies

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shifting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • “The peaks of poetry are shiftingly veiled, and different readers catch different glimpses of the transcendental.”

    After Prayers, Lie Cold « Unknowing

  • Heavy with the burden of translating the shiftingly excellent narrative techniques of Jonathan

    Film

  • It passed the coded message on according to instructions received, and so forth shiftingly, until the last transmitter took aim at Zamok Vysoki.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • That is, Hanno's representation went around the globe, and faces appeared shiftingly before his eyes; but this was mere supplement, a minute additional data input.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • The instant the princess entered, I heard a buzzing sound as of many low voices, and, one portion after another, the assembly began to be shiftingly illuminated, as by a ray that went travelling from spot to spot.

    Lilith, a romance

  • Meanwhile, determined Paul flew hither and thither like the meteoric corposant-ball, which shiftingly dances on the tips and verges of ships 'rigging in storms.

    Israel Potter

  • But of course, speaking of his gross hypocrisy in a) speaking out and b) not speaking out would draw increased attention to the stinking mound of fetid garbage in which their own feet are shiftingly planted.

    National Post editorial board: She had it coming, dressed like that.

  • “The light that filled and surrounded him had a nucleus, a core — something shiftingly human shaped — that dissolved and changed, gathered itself, whirled through and beyond him and back again.

    The Moon Pool

  • "The light that filled and surrounded him had a nucleus, a core -- something shiftingly human shaped -- that dissolved and changed, gathered itself, whirled through and beyond him and back again.

    The Moon Pool

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