Definitions

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  • adverb In a waxy way.

Etymologies

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waxy +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Deathly pale and grinning waxily - that disembodied smile robbed, it almost seems, from another discarded dummy - he is moving and talking with sort of desperate swagger.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Deathly pale and grinning waxily - that disembodied smile robbed, it almost seems, from another discarded dummy - he is moving and talking with sort of desperate swagger.

    Matthew Parris is spot on comme d'habitude

  • Her face was waxily lit by a streetlamp half a block away; they sometimes parked in a hidden place he knew from his childhood walks, at the back of the Dairy Queen lot on Cedar Top.

    The Best American Erotica 2006

  • Her face was waxily lit by a streetlamp half a block away; they sometimes parked in a hidden place he knew from his childhood walks, at the back of the Dairy Queen lot on Cedar Top.

    The Best American Erotica 2006

  • Deathly pale and grinning waxily, he is moving and talking with a sort of desperate swagger.

    nst online

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