Twittingly

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Twittingly In a twitting manner; with upbraiding.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
    • twittingly In a twitting manner; with taunts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Twit is the name given for a pregnant goldfish
    • adv Twittingly in a twitting manner
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. æt-witan, to reproach—æt, against, witan (Scot. wyte, Ger. ver-weisen), to blame.

Usage

In literature:

The eleven laughed at him and twitted him with having had a bride that had betrayed him.
"The Laughing Prince" by Parker Fillmore
The Riding Officer thought this a highly amusing story, and would often twit Mr. Pennefather with it.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
His enemies often referred to it and twitted him with it.
"John Quincy Adams" by John. T. Morse
Nobody twitted me about the past.
"By the Christmas Fire" by Samuel McChord Crothers
Why do you twit me with diamonds?
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
And isn't it strange that she twits every one else of being crazy?
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
It would wound the boy to be twitted with it by his schoolmates.
"The Young Bank Messenger" by Horatio Alger
No one can twit him now!
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
I had some doubt, however, about my size, for I was often "twitted" with being such a very little fellow.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
And now you dare to twit me with my fortune!
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

"Ah, had I been like some I see,
Born to an evergreen nesting-tree,
None had eyed and twitted me,
Cheerily mating!"
"Postponement" by Thomas Hardy
"I planned her a nest in a leafless tree,
But the passers eyed and twitted me,
And said: 'How reckless a bird is he,
Cheerily mating!'
"Postponement" by Thomas Hardy
Shall I live for my foes to twit me?
He has mastered his nerve again--
He is firm, he will surely hit me--
Will he reach the heart or the brain?
"The Road to Avernus, Scene XI 'Ten Paces Off'" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
If kin, fame, critics, age, you quote
As fain to thwart and twit,
Just try to feel your wings, and float
Above the scornful kit:—
Oh modern singers, ye who vote
Our times for song unfit?
"Six Studies In Exotic Forms Of Verse" by Emily Pfeiffer
She had an edication, an' that was good for her;
But when she twitted me on mine, 'twas carryin' things too far;
An' I told her once, 'fore company (an' it almost made her sick),
That I never swallowed a grammar, or 'et a 'rithmetic.
"Over The Hill To The Poor-House" by William McKendree Carleton
Doretta "chided"; "cautioned" Will;
She "voiced" and he "defended";
She "vouchsafed"; he "continued still";
She "sneered" and he "amended";
She "smiled," she "twitted," and she "dared"
He "scorned," "exclaimed," "pronounced," and "flared."
"Monotonous Variety" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Joined up with her Twit pal Demi Moore to celebrate 1 million Twitter followers last night.
Longoria does her part to put the ' twit ' in 'Twitter'.
In Search Of Louie The Twit .
Maybe they figure 132 that's all the verbiage that Twits (my term for Twitterers, including myself) can handle in these days of shrinking (120 ) attention spans.
A Washington Post twit on Twitter.
Upper Class Twit of The Year The Guardian holds its very own contest.
0 R emember Monty Python's old Upper Class Twit of the Year Contest.
Upper Class Twit of The Year The Guardian holds its very own contest.
To that end, we're looking for some of you Twitterers -- aka Twits -- to join an online panel to comment during the debate.
Brits assail 'Mitt the twit' after Olympic comments.
Robert Ballecer hosts "This Week in Enterprise Tech" on the Web-based TWiT Network on Nov 19.
Bieber's manager throws Twit-fit over Grammy snub.
Many people who work hard to feed the hungry find it an insult to the poor when middle-class twits like me pretend to live in poverty for a few days or even a whole month.
Paraphrased quote on MLK Memorial makes the civil rights leader sound like an "arrogant twit" says Maya Angelou.
Bieber's manager throws Twit-fit over Grammy snub .
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In science:

This theory should resum all relevant higher twit diagrams, includes absorption and should satisfy unitarity.
QCD and high energy hadronic interaction: Summary talk (theory)
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