Definitions

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  • adv. 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."

    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

  • 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.

    The Fortune of the Unfortunate

  • 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

  • The Silver Moondance, along the valley from the small Thames-side town where I had my shop, had originally been a sprawlingly ugly house built on the highest part of a field sloping up from the river.

    PROOF

  • Several among the most rather blurred shots of Fournier were passably recognisable; and these the Saint had sent, with a brief covering note, to a useful unofficial contact of his in London's sprawlingly complex web of officialdom.

    Salvage for the Saint

  • As the boys re-entered the station after their inspection of the weather, Bob threw himself sprawlingly into a deep wicker chair and, picking up a book, began idly to turn the pages.

    The Radio Boys on the Mexican Border

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