from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a fluttering manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a fluttering manner.

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  • adverb In a fluttering manner.


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fluttering +‎ -ly


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  • Not that he did not mention it on April 2nd too which, incidentally, is also before the unveiling of the stupendously, heart-flutteringly awesome Clinton "plan."

    Mark Penn's Earlier Version Of 3 A.M. Ad Was Negative Direct Hit On Obama 2009

  • Why wish herself so far away, yet be so flutteringly happy there!

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit 2006

  • He was flutteringly sure that she expected to see him there.

    Our Mr. Wrenn 2004

  • She was wearing, when she flutteringly admitted him, a frock of black chiffon cut modestly round at the base of her pretty throat.

    Babbit 2004

  • A tendril of short ripe hair had come apart, a smile strayed off and on to the parted lips; eyelashes, a little darker than the hair, winked flutteringly on cheeks which seemed to have a sort of transparence; and in the passing of her dreams, the nose twitched and quivered as if mocking at its slight tiptilt.

    Maid in Waiting 2004

  • The boys sighed flutteringly, like birds, as their compatriot stepped to meet him.

    The Gunslinger King, Stephen, 1947- 1982

  • The tiny garment with which she had been busily and so happily engaged was covered flutteringly by her apron while a faint flush dyed her cheeks.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long

  • When they observe their prey, they descend flutteringly, and place the feet and the tips of the wings on the surface of the water.

    A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America

  • The girls who were nearest looked down flutteringly at their shoes: those further away concealed themselves behind their neighbours.

    Jill the Reckless 1928

  • She swayed a little as she sat, and her lids came down over her eyes, flutteringly, as if the weight of them was too great to keep up.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber 1926


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