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  • adverb So as to graze, or brush closely against.


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grazing +‎ -ly


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  • It is an extraordinary tour de force, set in a grazingly Fascist Britain of the 1930s (so echoed in more recent books by Christopher Priest and papersky).

    Companion Chronicles again wwhyte 2008

  • Terry's fingers stretched out grazingly, and brushed one of her nipples.

    The Legacy of Heorot Niven, Larry 1987

  • Lhari grazingly with landing gear and knocked him sprawling.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley 1964

  • His teeth dug grazingly into the terrier's withers; and, with an impatient toss, he flung the little beast to one side.

    Further Adventures of Lad Albert Payson Terhune 1907

  • The Fighting Nigger was still standing on the brow of the hill, and with his empty gun still sighting the river-bank where Black Thunder had vanished, when all in the self-same instant he heard a cry from his little master, a growl from Grumbo, and the venomous hiss of a tomahawk which grazingly passed his nose and sunk with a vengeful quiver in the trunk of a tree beside him.

    Burl Morrison Heady 1872


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