notes that "you need to use every tool at your disposal to spread those ideas, even if you dislike" the instruments in question.
The fine old presence on the pillow had faltered before expression; then it appeared rather sighingly and finally to give the question up.
The -ly adverbs, especially rarities like sighingly, have already been mentioned, and the presence of as many as three of them in a single sentence, as in Passage nine, is quite telling.
His voice is high-pitched, his tone world-weary, measured, sighingly
Secondary derivatives from adjectives and participles are tagged with the ordinal numbers from 9 to 16: blamefully 1400 (9), blamefulness 1400 (10), sighingly
1402 (11), sighingness* 1300 (12), notably 1380 (13), notability 1380 (14) advisedly 1375 (15), advisedness 1400 (16).
But the decision to cease supersonic travel is more like that of a Victorian who, hitting on the internal combustion engine, contemplated its beauty and efficiency and then, sighingly
, got behind the horse again and connected the reins to the buggy.
recounts the death of Andrei, "[a] martyr, a simple man" (152), and exclaims over the death of Victor Haldin, executed for his revolutionary activities: "Didn't he make the sacrifice of his life?
That's right, play dead," you sighingly
said, "act dumb, run to some dumb