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leading +‎ -ly


leadingly (comparative more leadingly, superlative most leadingly)

  1. In a way that leads; as a leading question.
    • 2002, Ajay A. Patel, Arranged Love (page 70)
      "She has to be thin, correct?" Vijay's father continued, asking the question leadingly.
    • 2008, Davis W. Houck, Matthew A. Grindy, Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press (page 102)
      The only snag in the proceedings occurred when the prosecution cross-examined Allison: the defense objected vigorously when the state leadingly asked if it was true that Milam had "been charged and pleaded guilty on quite a number of charges."