Madonnawise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Madonna +‎ -wise

Adverb[edit]

Madonnawise (not comparable)

  1. In the manner of the Virgin Mary.
    • 1851, The International magazine of literature, art, and science, Volume 4 (page 651)
      Her dark chestnut hair, parted Madonnawise on her pale and thoughtful brow, fell in rich clusters down an ivory neck...
    • 1946, Dennis Gray Stoll, ...The dove found no rest, page 38:
      She simply sat smiling her smile of bliss, nursing her husband's feet Madonnawise on her lap.
    • 1952, Sholem Aleichem, Wandering star, page 216:
      Here her eyes must be wide open, gazing upward Madonnawise.