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  • adv. With a swinging motion.
  • adv. Very well or with great success; splendidly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an oscillating or swaying manner.
  • See swingeingly.


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swinging +‎ -ly


  • The chief object of this invention is to provide a relatively cheap, substantially permanently connected assembly of few parts adapted to swingingly sic support a price tag or the like.

    Tuesday, August 11 – The Bleat.

  • And out of those you could discount a couple who had too firm a grip on their current portfolios to step down into this regionalised (and marginalised) role, several more who had been picked off by various scandals involving everything from pick-axes to bedroom slippers, and a few of the remainder who were either too autonomous or too sporran-swingingly barmy to be entrusted with ministerial duties.

    Country of the Blind

  • One of them was a ponderous, burly figure of rolling and shuffling gait puffing like a grampus, and at his side staggered or skipped along a younger, slenderer person, who hung swingingly and uncertainly on the arm of his elderly companion.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 17, No. 493, June 11, 1831

  • He came swingingly down the walk, straight toward her, and across the road to the carriage, his hat lifted, his hand out.

    The Coast of Chance

  • Even in the dusky carriage she had been as aware of the splendor of his attraction as now when they had stopped between the high lamps of the club entrance, and she saw clearly the broad lines of his shoulders and the stoop of his square-set head as he stepped swingingly to the pavement.

    The Coast of Chance

  • Bareheaded, he advanced swingingly, vigorously, his chin up, his whole figure the personification of youth, confidence, and a new strength.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • _ Hunch-back'd! so much the better, then she has a Rest for her Misfortunes; for thou wilt Load her swingingly.

    The Busie Body

  • _ O we shall carry it most certainly: You have Money to go through with the Business; and ne're fear but we'll trounce them swingingly.

    The City Bride (1696) Or The Merry Cuckold

  • He bears his bulk proudly, and would sit well any charger that were strong enough to bear him, and, if such a steed were not in stables, would walk the distance swingingly.

    Yet Again

  • But Wharton was in a declamatory mood and went on, swingingly:

    The Auction Block


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