Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a wooing manner; enticingly; with persuasiveness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a wooing manner; enticingly; with persuasiveness.

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

  • adverb In a wooing manner; enticingly; with persuasiveness.

Etymologies

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wooing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • As I stood at the gate and watched Lee and Caroline saunter down the moon-flecked street a mocking bird in the tallest of the oak twins that are my roof shelter called wooingly from one of the top boughs and got his answer from about the same place on the same limb.

    The Tinder-Box

  • He took Ernie by the arm and murmured wooingly in his ear.

    Death of a Fool

  • The night was fine, the air flowed refreshingly from the verdure of the immense woods, and the scent of the thyme and flowers of the heath, pressed by my foot, rose "wooingly on the air."

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844

  • He does not appear to be much of a valetudinarian himself, or he would hardly have been able to venture on and report for our benefit so wide a range of travel and experience; but his preference obviously is for the island most thoroughly tempered to the needs of an enfeebled constitution, and which welcomes most wooingly those whose first craving is to keep alive -- Madeira.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878

  • It opened onto a wide terrace; the stars were shining brightly, the night air came to her softly and wooingly.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills or, One Heart's Burden

  • "Sorcerette, dear!" said Clarence's voice wooingly in the dim doorway.

    The Wishing-Ring Man

  • And oh! how wooingly does the world seem to nestle round you -- the same world that was so cold and haughty ten minutes ago.

    Prose Fancies

  • Hope slowly rekindled within my breast, and then with half-closed eyes, and wooingly, she said:

    The Fifth String

  • Hope slowly rekindled within my breast, and then with half-closed eyes, and wooingly, she said:

    The Fifth String

  • She spoke wooingly, but Mrs. Benson was not to be won.

    Rest Harrow A Comedy of Resolution

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