Definitions

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  • adverb With a yawing motion.

Etymologies

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yawing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The strange, upheaving, lifting tendency of the taffrail breeze filling the hollows of so many sails, made the buoyant, hovering deck to feel like air beneath the feet; while still she rushed along, as if two antagonistic influences were struggling in her — one to mount direct to heaven, the other to drive yawingly to some horizontal goal.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • The strange, upheaving, lifting tendency of the taffrail breeze filling the hollows of so many sails, made the buoyant, hovering deck to feel like air beneath the feet; while still she rushed along, as if two antagonistic influences were struggling in her -- one to mount direct to heaven, the other to drive yawingly to some horizontal goal.

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • The strange, upheaving, lifting tendency of the taffrail breeze filling the hollows of so many sails, made the buoyant, hovering deck to feel like air beneath the feet; while still she rushed along, as if two antagonistic influences were struggling in her -- one to mount direct to heaven, the other to drive yawingly to some horizontal goal.

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • The strange, upheaving, lifting tendency of the taffrail breeze filling the hollows of so many sails, made the buoyant, hovering deck to feel like air beneath the feet; while still she rushed along, as if two antagonistic influences were struggling in her -- one to mount direct to heaven, the other to drive yawingly to some horizontal goal.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • 'In an ideal world' (as several of my lecturers used to yawingly repeat) Greece would not be subject to credit rating revisions as part of a secure trading bloc.

    The Guardian World News

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