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  • Soom fowks reckons that t 'song o' t 'curlew is dreesom an' yonderly, but I love to harken to it i 't' springtime when t 'birds cooms back to t' moors frae t 'sea.

    More Tales of the Ridings Frederic William Moorman 1895

  • Lizzie's daftness was not a serious matter; it consisted partly in a certain dreaminess, which brought a yonderly look into her eyes, and made her inattentive to what was going on around her, and partly in that habit of talking to herself which has already been referred to.

    Tales of the Ridings Frederic William Moorman 1895

  • 'Waw, ther'll be a bit ov a sign when tha does begin, but if tha luks soa yonderly afoor startin, aw dooant know what tha'll luk like afoor th' weddin day.

    Yorksher Puddin' A Collection of the Most Popular Dialect Stories from the Pen of John Hartley John Hartley 1877

  • Jane was astonished, but his white face, the sad, yonderly look in his eyes, and the way in which he bit his lower lip went like a knife to her heart.

    The Measure of a Man Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr 1875


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  • Mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded.

    September 6, 2013