Definitions

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  • adv. In a stagy way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Theatrically; with extravagance of action or emphasis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a stagy and theatrical manner

Etymologies

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stagy +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The humiliation of failing to secure pay-per-view rights to the event must have hit the old guy hard, and though he tried to chuck in the odd zinger - "I wish they'd leave me alone", he lamented stagily of a succession of fawning British prime ministers - it was clear that enhancing the viewer experience out of the goodness of his heart was anathema to him.

    Rupert Murdoch and his robot sidekick steal the show as Cameron sweats it out | Marina Hyde

  • This powerhouse is made to sing "Tests" – the standout track from previous performances – too stagily, in a costume accessorised with beads and feathers.

    The Long Count – review

  • Even food items will have to compete for their all-important text vote before they can be persuaded to upload them off their plates, while a table-side panel of Gordon Ramsay, Lorraine Kelly and David Icke bickers stagily about the respective merits of the chip and the steak.

    The myth of reality TV

  • The Dublin teapot poised, Birdie coughed stagily and lifted her chin.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • And everything is mixed up in one and I said that is the model for television which was at that point very stagily involved in our documentaries, that I always said was the voice of the corporation and nobody likes to hear from a corporation.

    CNN Transcript Dec 2, 2002

  • The abortive coup against the Soviet leader in August 1991 was a desperate attempt by the right wing to prevent the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and when Boris Yeltsin stagily mounted a tank to call for the restoration of the "legally elected organs of power," his eventual ascent to power was all but assured.

    New World Disorder

  • There were many glum faces, quite a few angry ones; Sulla paused rather stagily to see if anyone was going to protest audibly.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • She gasped stagily, choked, wrapped her hands about her throat.

    The First Man in Rome

  • All three of them, then, with long steps and theatrical pauses, were stagily upon the move, when suddenly the door that led to the servants 'quarters swung open and Mr.. Fancy Quinglet debouched into their midst, succeeded by Mr. Ferdinand, who carried in his hand a menu card in a silver holder.

    The Prophet of Berkeley Square

  • But even the big men sometimes fall victims to the popular conception, as when a Byron stagily takes the centre of the universe, and looms lurid like the spirit of the Brocken.

    Without Prejudice

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