Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a swooning manner; in a swoon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb To a degree that elicits swooning.

Etymologies

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swooning +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Which is swooningly perfect as far as I am concerned.

    Yankee-fied Cornbread

  • In the film early untarnished Botham is revived swooningly intact.

    My Beef with England: if only we had an Ian Botham now | Barney Ronay

  • It was from a women swooningly informing him that she had arrived at the hotel room and was waiting for him.

    Monah Li: Divorce, One Year Later

  • It was from a women swooningly informing him that she had arrived at the hotel room and was waiting for him.

    Monah Li: Divorce, One Year Later

  • Andrew Strauss's men also provided the evening with a degree of paparazzi-friendly A-list heft: the shrillest cheers of the evening on the red carpet outside MediaCity were reserved for Alastair Cook, emerging swooningly tuxedoed from his vast limousine.

    Mark Cavendish a fitting winner of BBC Sports Personality of Year

  • Which is swooningly perfect as far as I am concerned.

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  • In the North Gallery, art historian Ben Divall joins the eponymous owner of the Jonathan Hope collection in curating this show, exploring "the centuries-long trade and interaction between Indian textile and Javanese batik designs," with some swooningly beautiful hangings luxuriously displayed.

    An Explosion of Visual Arts

  • Still, his white tie and tails were always a swooningly crisp black and white.

    Silver Zombie

  • By 1898, it had transformed into a profession booming with self-confidence, a discipline so swooningly self-impressed with its technical abilities that great surgeons unabashedly imagined themselves as showmen.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • By 1898, it had transformed into a profession booming with self-confidence, a discipline so swooningly self-impressed with its technical abilities that great surgeons unabashedly imagined themselves as showmen.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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