Definitions

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  • adv. In a manner that spreads out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Increasingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a spreading or extending manner.

Etymologies

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spreading +‎ -ly

Examples

  • As it shall make them return and revive, so it shall make them grow; they shall grow as the vine, that is, speedily, fruitfully, and spreadingly.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • Her brave Vaudoise predecessor had been bequeathed by us in London to a higher sphere than service with mere earnest nomads could represent; but had left us clinging and weeping and was for a long time afterwards to write to us, faithfully, in the most beautiful copper-plate hand, out of the midst of her "rise"; with details that brought home to us as we had never known it brought the material and institutional difference between the nomadic and the solidly, the spreadingly seated.

    A Small Boy and Others

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