Definitions

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  • adv. With a tearing or ripping motion.

Etymologies

tearing +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After spending €49 a month with them for the 8 months previous to that I have to say it was the most hair tearingly frustrating customer experience I've ever had.

    December 2007

  • But the bad news isn't as bad as you think, because if Charlotte Church really has quit music then hopefully she won't be doing those scalp-tearingly harrowing opera duets with Nelly Furtado at the end of her show any more.

    Charlotte Church Definitely Pregnant With A Baby

  • But he was too busy, too tearingly active in the incoherent race of delirium to observe.

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

  • It resembled that perpendicular seam sometimes made in the straight, lofty trunk of a great tree, when the upper lightning tearingly darts down it, and without wrenching

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • They ducked their heads low and rushed tearingly to the next cover.

    African Camp Fires

  • It blew up tearingly from the south and there was menace in it and madness.

    Mistress Anne

  • If Eve was not satisfied she consoled herself with the thought that he was tearingly busy and terribly tired.

    Mistress Anne

  • It resembled that perpendicular seam sometimes made in the straight, lofty trunk of a great tree, when the upper lightning tearingly darts down it, and without wrenching a single twig, peels and grooves out the bark from top to bottom ere running off into the soil, leaving the tree still greenly alive, but branded.

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • It resembled that perpendicular seam sometimes made in the straight, lofty trunk of a great tree, when the upper lightning tearingly darts down it, and without wrenching a single twig, peels and grooves out the bark from top to bottom, ere running off into the soil, leaving the tree still greenly alive, but branded.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • It's a confusing beast, often surprisingly spiritual, just as often face-tearingly abrasive, but we love it all the same.

    NME Features

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