recedingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

receding +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

recedingly (comparative more recedingly, superlative most recedingly)

  1. While receding or moving away.
    • 2007 July 16, Ginia Bellafante, “Campus Sex Scandal Today for Leaders of Tomorrow”, New York Times:
      Evan has fooled around with Rebecca, a senator’s daughter and, thus by virtue of her lineage, one of his girlfriend’s prized pledges at Zeta Beta Zeta, a sorority not for the inadequately shaven or recedingly ambitious.