Definitions

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  • adv. In a toothless way; without teeth.

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Examples

  • And old men, on cool and balmy lanais, toothlessly maundered to her about

    THE KANAKA SURF

  • The bus doors opened and little kids surged to meet us, including one small boy in a big red sweatshirt, who grinned toothlessly and handed me his hand-drawn card.

    Hannah Collins: Teen Impact: Finalist #12

  • It is also, in this hospital for children, where octogenarians do not lie beneath each set of bedsheets mumbling toothlessly over their rosary beads, relatively rare.

    Between Expectations

  • A dark place with generators and bare buzzing light bulbs, dirty water and scalpels and hag nurses who pump poison, toothlessly giggling as they strap me in.

    What We See

  • Depending on whom you ask, the so-called Volcker rule will mean either the end of banking as we know it or toothlessly allow banks to continue to bet the house—with the backing of the U.S. taxpayer.

    The 2012 Regulatory and Market Landscape

  • Jasper and Katie waved too, and the dentist smiled toothlessly and waved back.

    Agent Q, or The Smell Of Danger!

  • The author doesn't go on to mention thawing out the food, which leaves us with images of her babies sucking toothlessly on foodsicles, but we assume you're supposed to reheat the food when you're ready to use it.

    Make Your Own Groceries - The Consumerist

  • Yorick may have to remain toothlessly grinning, it is nearly too cold now for concrete work outside.

    Dying Well-Aging Attractively « Fairegarden

  • Most politicians who read the fine print recognize that CAFTA will foster mounting labor unrest in the hemisphere rather than peace and stability, since it wipes out existing -- if minimal -- measures linking U.S. market access to labor rights standards, while toothlessly recommending that CAFTA parties ���strive to ensure��� compliance with U.N. and ILO conventions on workers 'rights.

    Sarah Stillman: Rummy's Magic Wand Strikes Again���

  • And when I left town this morning, my Gramma - who has not been speaking in understandable tones for a year now, mumbling toothlessly in a low groan - said, "I love you, Billy" in words that still cling to my heart.

    Truth Is Stronger Than Fiction

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