Laggingly

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Laggingly In a lagging manner; loiteringly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Before jets, jet lag was called boat lag.
    • laggingly In a lagging manner; loiteringly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The phrase "jet lag" was once called "boat lag", back before airplanes existed.
    • adv Laggingly in a lagging manner
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Celt., as W. llag, loose, Gael. lag, feeble; cf. L. laxus, loose.

Usage

In literature:

Every once in a while Shefford lagged behind, let the others pass out of hearing, and then he listened.
"The Rainbow Trail" by Zane Grey
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of April passed, and nothing had we heard or seen of the ever-lagging fourth caravan.
"How I Found Livingstone" by Henry M. Stanley
Carols under that lagging, yellow, waning moon!
"Birds and Poets" by John Burroughs
How they discussed and made fun over the humours of the bazaar; nor was Gerald's wit the slackest, nor his mirth the most lagging.
"The Long Vacation" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The electric car which he caught seemed to lag, the stops were interminable.
"The Inside of the Cup, Complete" by Winston Churchill
American enterprise has surely lagged in this.
"A Modern Chronicle, Complete" by Winston Churchill
To her burning ambition it would have been unbearable to lag behind.
"Cleopatra, Complete" by Georg Ebers
She thought she perceived her own in the physician's slow, almost lagging step.
"Barbara Blomberg, Complete" by Georg Ebers
It appeared to me that the lagging moonlight never, never would get to it.
"The Innocents Abroad, Part 2 of 6" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Coming down with a lagging step, she met Madge's face peering up.
"Love and Life" by Charlotte M. Yonge
He felt himself involuntarily lag, and Big Olaf sprang a full stride in the lead.
"Smoke Bellew" by Jack London
Conversation on the porch behind them lagged and finally ceased altogether.
"West Wind Drift" by George Barr McCutcheon
The sport lagged presently and he went to a window, where he stood between the curtain and the glass.
"The Scouts of Stonewall" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Oh, Carey's lagged behind to get a shot at some grouse that he means to have for supper.
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
The action in the rear seemed to lag.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
They don't understand how they can talk to us without even the time-lag between Earth and Lunar City.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
I reckon Thunder Run ain't goin' to lag behind!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Would that the wheels speed their lagging momentum!
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
There was no such thing as time lagging there, and often the nine o'clock worship came before the visitor was aware.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
He lagged behind to regain breath, then galloped forward to lose it.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
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In poetry:

I cannot flap a flag
Or beat a drum;
Behind the mob I lag
With larynx dumb;
Alas! I fear I'm not
A Patriot.
"At The Parade" by Robert W Service
Whose honestie is not
So loose or easie, that a ruffling winde
Can blow away, or glittering look it blinde:
Who rides his sure and even trot,
While the world now rides by, now lags behinde.
"Constancie" by George Herbert
The poor plucked rose within its glass
Still dreameth of the bee;
But, tho' the lagging moments pass,
Her Love she may not see.
If dream of child and flower fail,
Why should a maiden's dreams prevail?
"Dream Song II" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Oh, Grimsby is a pleasant town as any man may find,
An' Grimsby wives are thrifty wives, an' Grimsby girls are kind;
An' Grimsby lads have never yet been lads to lag behind
When there's men's work doin' on the North Sea ground.
"The North Sea Ground" by Cicely Fox Smith
If niggard Earth her treasures hide,
To all but labouring hands denied,
Lavish of thorns and worthless weeds alone,
The doom is half in mercy given,
To train us in our way to Heaven,
And show our lagging souls how glory must be won.
"Sexegesima Sunday" by John Keble
My feet were not so fleet as theirs, my courage soon was gone,
And so I lagged and fell behind, although they cried "Come on!"
They cheered me and they pitied me, but one by one went by,
For the stronger must outstrip the weak; there is no remedy.
"Left Behind" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

Could it be that lower comp at Goldman Sachs has the firm lagging RBC Capital Markets in the fundraising component of a competition to crown Wall Street's best athlete.
Women lag behind men in life expectancy gains.
Was there jet lag before there were airplanes.
Laws lag as chemists cook up new highs.
Neonatal Deaths Slow, but US Still Lags.
Pastureland values continue to rise, but substantially lag the pace of cropland.
Smart-TV Penetration Lagging in U.S. Products & Strategies for Consumer Technology Retailing.
Lagging IT Practices, Lack of Rigorous Testing Make SCADA, Industrial Control Systems and PLCs "Low-Hanging Fruit" for Hackers.
Zhang Hanzhong, who supplies locks for auto manufacturers, is part of a swath of China's economy that is lagging in a two-speed recovery.
Students in the US perform better than the global average, but still lag behind many of their peers in Asia and Europe , an international study found.
Math, science scores for some US students improving, but lag behind many in Asia, Europe .
American schoolchildren are lagging behind in maths and science.
Five Exchange -Traded Funds Lagging The Santa Claus Rally.
Jet lag and a hectic life were not the cause of a woman's exhaustion .
Lagging sales for its branded soft flooring products at The Home Depot were largely to blame for stunting growth in the merchandising division of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia during the second quarter.
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In science:

Namely, the sign of the QPO’s time lag changed over a single observation whereas the sign of its first harmonics’ time lag stayed the same.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
In their 1999 paper, Wijnands et al. point out that a change in the waveform of the QPO between the low and high energy emission could explain the sign difference in the lag of the fundamental and the first harmonic, but this was not explored further.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
Here we will explore in more detail what is at the origin of the fundamental lag’s sign change.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
This distinction is more apparent in the graph showing the lag.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
These radio-loud points are also the only ones to exhibit a positive phase lag.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
Concerning this lag, there is also another difference besides the change of sign between the radio-loud and the radio-quiet state: If we look at the left lower panel of Fig. 8, there is no correlation between the lag and any of the X-ray fluxes.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
On Fig. 7 is shown the evolution of the temporal properties such as the QPO frequency, the phase lag, the coherence and the ratio of low-frequency power as a function of the radio flux at 15.2 GHz.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
Moreover, the phase lag which seems totally uncorrelated with the radio flux when it is less than 60 mJy, appears to be correlated with the higher radio fluxes.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
This could cause a modification of the temporal behavior of the source, especially relevant to the lag which seems to become proportional to the radio flux.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
Modification of one of the two phases (lowering the phase of the soft band or increasing the phase of the hard band) could induce the lag to change sign.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
More generally, any change in the phase of one of the bands, caused by internal or external phenomena, could lead to a sign change in the lag.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
One can reproduce the observed behavior of the lag and harmonics using simple assumptions about the initial profile.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
We will then compute the lag between them and show a simple way to match the observed lag behavior.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
In the first step of this work we searched for which type of profiles are able to reproduce the lag structure.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
Indeed, the induced phase lag between the real data and the absorbed one does not have the same sign at the fundamental vs. the first harmonics.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
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