windily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv windily in a verbose manner "she explained her ideas verbosely"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • windily With high wind; in a way that betokens wind.
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Usage

In literature:

Journalism is merely the cloak hanging windily about it, as her cloak hung about Mrs. Colum Fay.
"Books and Persons" by Arnold Bennett
But it ought to be windily you know, since it's the wind.
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
As Tallis climbed out of the car, chuffing windily into the kerchief, MacMaine snapped an order to the sergeant behind the wheel.
"The Highest Treason" by Randall Garrett
His shaken mind was wandering windily about in reminiscences of '70 and legends of '15.
"Atlantic Narratives"
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In poetry:

Or clouds blown windily over a sky at midnight,
Or chords of music scattered in hurrying darkness,
Or a singing sound of rain . . .
We open our eyes and stare at the coiling darkness,
And enter our dreams again.
"The House Of Dust: Part 03: 13: " by Conrad Potter Aiken
When we were strangers to the guided seas,
A handmade moon half holy in a cloud,
The wisemen tell me that the garden gods
Twined good and evil on an eastern tree;
And when the moon rose windily it was
Black as the beast and paler than the cross.
"Incarnate Devil" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

To speak or write verbosely and windily.
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