trippingly

Definitions

  • The barber shop quartette on the trip home
    The barber shop quartette on the trip home
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv trippingly moving with quick light steps "she walked lightsomely down the long staircase"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Blue denims for the trip home Blue denims for the trip home
The trip across The trip across
"CONVICTS HAD REVOLVERS ALL RIGHT THAT TRIP AND DENNY THREW UP HIS HANDS." "CONVICTS HAD REVOLVERS ALL RIGHT THAT TRIP AND DENNY THREW UP HIS HANDS."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In one trip, a honey bee visits about 75 flowers
    • adv Trippingly In a tripping manner; with a light, nimble, quick step; with agility; nimbly. "Sing, and dance it trippingly .""Speak the speech . . . trippingly on the tongue."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London
    • trippingly In a tripping manner; with a light, nimble, quick step or movement; with agility; nimbly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On its trip around the sun, the earth travels over a million and a half miles per day.
    • adv Trippingly in a tripping manner: with a light, quick step
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Quotations

  • Titus Maccius Plautus
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    “This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.”
  • James Thurber
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    “Art -- the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.”
  • E. L. Doctorow
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    “It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
  • Caskie Stinnett
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    “A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Our income are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip.”

Usage

In literature:

Alan Newland rose that morning at dawn and took his launch for a trip up one of the neighboring bayous.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
I must leave off sharp, to get dressed and off upon the seven miles' dinner-trip.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
On that trip he developed his fondness for peanuts that never forsook him.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Oh, I hope this trip hasn't set you back.
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
But I could see he was up against a new deal this trip.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
I've paid out all the good dollars for stores that I intend to on this trip.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Seven trips she made, carrying armfuls of twigs and solemnly dragging large boughs behind her.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
A short term at Brill was followed by an unexpected trip down East, where the lads again fell in with the rascally Crabtree.
"The Rover Boys in Alaska" by Arthur M. Winfield
But the man spoke only once during the trip.
"Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!" by Warner Van Lorne
This last trip ended my own part in the adventure.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
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In poetry:

"I done a round trip in 'er
Nine years back or ten,
But I ain't goin' to ship in 'er
Never again."
"Hoodoo" by Cicely Fox Smith
Down by yon garden green,
Sae merrily as she gaes;
She has twa weel-made feet,
And she trips upon her taes.
"The Laird Of Waristoun" by Andrew Lang
O'er rough and smooth she trips along,
And never looks behind;
And sings a solitary song
That whistles in the wind.
"Lucy Gray [or Solitude]" by William Wordsworth
My ram and tripping Toppa,
the two I loved unduly,
fetching but foolish creatures,
floundered around the ice-slopes.
"The Pipit" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
`No fountain from its rocky cave
E'er tripped with foot so free;
She seemed as happy as a wave
That dances on the sea.
"The Two April Mornings" by William Wordsworth
for that is now your mode.
Only by chance tripping on stairs
do you repeat the dance, and
then, in the perfect variety of
"Jane Awake" by Frank O Hara

In news:

La Crosse-based Kwik Trip says the recall applies to all Glazers Donuts.
Members visited the alpaca farm for a field trip in late May Students petting the alpaca in this photo are Matthew Myer, Emma Spreckelson, Isaiah Myer and Morgan Burkart.
All Agricultural Retailers Association members are eligible to vote in the ARA /AgGateway Technology Contest, and the winner will receive a complimentary trip to the ARA Conference in San Diego, CA.
During a trip to Saudi Arabia, Chris Wright visited Madâin Sâlih archaeological site, about a four-hour drive northwest of Medina.
Just this summer, he completed his seventh research trip to Russia where he worked with Russian museum curators and archeologists to share information and collaborate on research.
A very happy Mara on her Femmes du Nord Canoe Trip.
The drive during a 10-day road trip from Seattle to the Arctic Circle included this segment along the Alaskan Highway in Yukon, near the Alaskan border.
A trip from The Netherlands to Whidbey Island to give birth may seem extreme, but for Jessica Uhl, it's just another trip to the hospital.
It may be a needed trip to get ideas for economic development, but Fayetteville City Manager Joe Morton said Aug 16 that in today's economy the trip to Franklin, Tenn.
A trip to Utila, Honduras seemed more like a trip to tropical utopia for Emmy Swanson of Howard Lake.
A phone call from a stranger about a photo that ran in The LafaShopper News produced an eventful trip and new friends for local columnist T.J. Ray, who relates details about his recent trip to Harmontown.
A trip, journey: as a trip made by an official at public expense.
Halloween is right around the corner but if you're not careful, your trip to the costume store could lead to a trip to the doctor.
If you saw Polly Wogg's tale of our trip to Wonderworks, you know we made a trip to Destiny USA this past weekend.
A Trip to the Enchanted Garden/ A Trip to the Crayon Factory.
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In science:

In the case of weak pulses we saw that a full round trip together with the use of Faraday mirrors circumvents the problem (see paragraph IV C 2).
Quantum Cryptography
Evolution of the polarization state of a light pulse represented on the Poincar´e sphere over a round trip propagation along an optical fiber terminated by a Faraday mirror.
Quantum Cryptography
For the trip to California, more than a single trail was traveled, as people tried different options, shortcuts and cutoffs.
The LEP Trail to Non-Perturbative QCD
Vacuum or gun cooling faults will cause the rf to trip off.
The Advanced Photon Source Injector Test Stand Control System
Eventually, individual particles become isolated: points separated by a distance greater than 3δ t(1 + w)/(1 + 3w) at a time trip − δ t cannot communicate before the Big Rip.
Phantom Energy and Cosmic Doomsday
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