Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a way that causes wastage; wastefully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lavishly; extravagantly.

Etymologies

wasting +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As in decapitating the whale, the operator's instrument is brought close to the spot where an entrance is subsequently forced into the spermaceti magazine; he has, therefore, to be uncommonly heedful, lest a careless, untimely stroke should invade the sanctuary and wastingly let out its invaluable contents.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • But with your betters, you are not to put riddles of wit, by being too scarce of words; not to cause the trouble of making breviates by writing too riotous and wastingly.

    Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter and Some Poems

  • FEW things are harder - or more time-wastingly fun - than comparing great athletes from different sports.

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  • As in decapitating the whale, the operator’s instrument is brought close to the spot where an entrance is subsequently forced into the spermaceti magazine; he has, therefore, to be uncommonly heedful, lest a careless, untimely stroke should invade the sanctuary and wastingly let out its invaluable contents.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

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