bendingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bending +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

bendingly (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly obsolete) In a manner involving bending.
    • 1810, Various authors, The Gentleman's magazine, Volume 80, Part 2, page 42:
      [] he trembled violently ; on replacing him at his seat, the agitation continued, his arms bendingly extended, and with such a look, he thanked me []
    • 1832, John Abercrombie, Thomas Mawe, Every man his own gardener, page 507:
      By layers of the young shoots, may propagate vines, mulberries, figs, filberts,&c. laying them bendingly into the earth, three, four, or five inches deep []