Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a writhing manner; with writhing.

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

  • adverb With a writhing motion.

Etymologies

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writhing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Something groped upward from the floor, swayed in the bluish light, fell writhingly against the pair where they crouched beside the wall.

    Hero Of Dreams

  • One of them crawled writhingly over the others, lifted its head and put out its tongue at her: shivering, she opened the letter.

    Captivity

  • He pointed at Shelley's rooms as at a certificated angel's feather, but Mr. Wrenn writhingly admitted that he had never heard of Shelley, whose name he confused with

    Our Mr. Wrenn, the Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man

  • He pointed at Shelley's rooms as at a certificated angel's feather, but Mr. Wrenn writhingly admitted that he had never heard of Shelley, whose name he confused with Max O'Rell's, which Dr. Mittyford deemed an error.

    Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man

  • More lucky by far than the myriad innocent and friendly dogs that are left daily to scream out their lives writhingly in the wake of speeding motor-cars, Lady was killed at a single stroke.

    Further Adventures of Lad

  • Saeid Shanbehzadeh sang, played a flute and danced writhingly around his overtone-rich goatskin bagpipe.

    NPR Topics: News

  • He pointed at Shelley’s rooms as at a certificated angel’s feather, but Mr. Wrenn writhingly admitted that he had never heard of Shelley, whose name he confused with Max O’Rell’s, which Dr. Mittyford deemed an error.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

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