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- Of wind: blowing in gusts; blustery; tempestuous.
- 1906 August, Alfred Noyes, “The Highwayman”, in Poems, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., published October 1906, OCLC 28569419, part 1, stanza I, page 45:
- The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, / The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, / The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, / And the highwayman came riding— / Riding—riding— / The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.
- (figuratively) Characterized by or occurring in instances of sudden strong expression.
- 1898, Leo Tolstoy (Nathan Haskell Dole, trans.), War and peace, page 103:
- A change evidently came over the countess's thoughts; her thin lips grew white (her eyes remained the same), and her voice when she spoke evidently surprised even herself by the violence of its gusty outburst.
- 2012, Adam Roberts, Jack Glass:
- 'No, no, no,' she said. 'Who could be disloyal to you, Miss?' And then the gusty tears came.
- 2016, Robert Ellwood, Introducing Religion:
- The spirit becomes an ingrained part of one's life, not subject to gusty moods and feelings, but a habitual part of life.
- (figuratively) Bombastic, verbose.
- 1966, Jacob Morton Braude, Speech openers and closers - Volumes 1-4, page 53:
- “I am a man of few words,” shouted a red-necked House member as he started his second hour of a gusty speech.
- 1987, Owen Chadwick, From Bossuet to Newman, page 21:
- From the vigorous, warm, gusty oratory of the Gallican apologists, we pass into a thinner and cooler and quieter atmosphere, that of the Spanish lecture-room.
- 2006, Victoria Glendinning, Leonard Woolf: A Biography, page 355:
- Kingsley came back again, Leonard countered his reply, and so it went on, with personal insults buried in paragraphs of gusty rhetoric.
- 2010, Henry Louis Gates, Tradition and the Black Atlantic:
- Back then, it was the conservative backlash to canon reformation that blew hot with the gusty rhetoric of politics.
of wind: blowing in gusts
- With gusto
- 1917, The Green Book Magazine - Volume 18, page 486:
- His lips, warm with his words, caught hers in a gusty kiss.
- 2004, John Cottle, The Blessings of Hard-used Angels, page 152:
- I give her a gusty wink.
- 2007, Prakash Chandra Mehta, Sonu Mehta, Cultural Heritage of Indian Tribes, page 31:
- The prime aim of the Bondo dormitory is selection of marriage partners and they are free to have sexual experiences, but not, of course, intercourse, which the boys call with a gusty smile "breast play".
- 2009, Deni Bash Hoffman, All's Fair in Love and Mystery, page 48:
- She laughed, a gusty laugh, one that lit up her entire face and told you that she found fun in most situations.
- 2012, Irene Hope-Hedrick, 'Twill Be All Right Come Mornin', Luv, page 32:
- And so did his lordship as he stood and praised her performance, his beard scratching a gusty kiss on her cheek while handing her the winners' trophy in our behalf.
Declension of gusty
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gustych (optional animate form)
- Arnošt Muka (1921, 1928), “gusty”, in Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow (in German, Russian), St. Petersburg, Prague: ОРЯС РАН, ČAVU; Reprinted (in German)Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag, 2008
- gusty in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.