Definitions

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  • adverb In a sprawling manner; widely and haphazardly.

Etymologies

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sprawling +‎ -ly

Examples

  • … It is a sprawlingly noisy adventure epic that entertains at times, but never really manages to engage.

    Early Buzz: The First Real Reviews for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | /Film

  • It is a sprawlingly noisy adventure epic that entertains at times, but never really manages to engage.

    Test Screening Review: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra | /Film

  • "It is a sprawlingly noisy adventure epic that entertains at times, but never really manages to engage."

    Early Buzz: The First Real Reviews for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | /Film

  • I was in a troop so sprawlingly large, so devoted to keeping its ranks out of trouble, so disinterested in any of the basic activities of scouting that I am convinced that the reason it rained on every single damned outing was because we brought it upon ourselves.

    Waldo Jaquith - The death of a family.

  • The Soviet Union might have been sprawlingly corrupt, inefficient, and in certain aspects even evil, but individuals were not all incompetent, evil or stupid!

    between the rock and the cold, cold sea -- Day

  • Perhaps because I'm trained in science as well as literature, I can see that everything breaks down into its parts, its variables--to be rebuilt by observers into a glorious whole, an edifice that may scrape the sky or sprawlingly hug the earth.

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • Perhaps because I'm trained in science as well as literature, I can see that everything breaks down into its parts, its variables--to be rebuilt by observers into a glorious whole, an edifice that may scrape the sky or sprawlingly hug the earth.

    The Fortune of the Unfortunate

  • Perhaps because I'm trained in science as well as literature, I can see that everything breaks down into its parts, its variables--to be rebuilt by observers into a glorious whole, an edifice that may scrape the sky or sprawlingly hug the earth.

    Variables (I, II, III)

  • Perhaps because I'm trained in science as well as literature, I can see that everything breaks down into its parts, its variables--to be rebuilt by observers into a glorious whole, an edifice that may scrape the sky or sprawlingly hug the earth.

    Variables (I, II, III)

  • By this time he had sprawlingly recovered the hat, and made an odd little bobbing bow over it, as if setting everything quite right.

    The Complete Father Brown

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