Definitions

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  • adv. In a sighing way; with sighs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With sighing.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "General Motors is about to go bankrupt due to the lack of foresight of countless overpaid executives who apparently like to design cars using bricks and a old glue gun, and the U.S. economy is in a tailspin thanks in large part to some of the most disastrous, corrupt and downright criminal policies and practices of a previous administration I helped spawn," Gingrich didn't add, sighingly.

    Mark Morford: Obama should take wife to Liquor Barn, watch pay-per-view, fall asleep in drunken stupor "just like the rest of us," furious GOP says

  • The encounter was handsomely catered, the dialogue was loud and lively, the will toward friendship was earnest and in its way intoxicating, but upon our ebullient guests 'departure Miller looked at me and said sighingly, "Jesus, don't they make you glad you're an American?"

    On Not Being a Dove

  • The rest of us, hecklerspray sighingly announces, can only sit back and watch the horror unfold …

    Britney Spears Being Sectioned

  • The time was just before daybreak, an hour when the uneasiness of the air affected trees and animals, and made even men-sleepers turn over sighingly.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Then we would make back to our seats, and re-take them sighingly; while the slaves, leaving aside their portion, the skulls of the sheep, would come round our rank with a wooden bowl of water, and a coffee-cup as dipper, to splash over our fingers, while we rubbed them with the tribal soap-cake.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • But the star cried, “Oh that I might be the transparent light, that, at the Gothic window of a Greek column, the beloved, beautiful one, sighingly contemplated.”

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • And so the old proprietor sighingly departed, leaving the new one smiling on the doorstep.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 35, September, 1860

  • She cleared her throat and panted and let her breath come sighingly through her pursed lips, "She couldn't see why under the shining canopy the Major had her make c-cushions for the dogs --"

    Little Miss By-The-Day

  • Therefore, when the boy graduated from the Yonkers high school, and expressed a wish to take up a special course in aeronautical engineering at Clark Polytechnic Institute, John backed him up, and the mother, who would have preferred a less hazardous profession for her younger son, sighingly consented.

    Around the World in Ten Days

  • Sways sighingly there the drench'd tent's tatter'd curtain,

    The Canadian Elocutionist

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