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- Resembling the moon.
- 1816, Campbell, Dorothea Primrose, “Agnes And the Water-Sprite”, in Poems, London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, LCCN 25002108, OCLC 10023783, page 26:
- 1898, H. G. Wells, Jimmy Goggles the God:
- It was an extraordinary sight. Even the light was extraordinary, a kind of reddy-coloured twilight, on account of the streamers of seaweed that floated up on either side of the ship. And far overhead just a moony, deep green-blue.
- c. 1915, G. K. Chesterton, Father Brown's Solution:
- I peered at his rather featureless face through the moony twilight; and then he suddenly rose and paced the path with the impatience of a schoolboy.
- (figuratively) Absent-minded.
- 2011 July 28, Terry Castle, “Do I like it?”, in London Review of Books, volume 33, number 15, ISSN 0260-9592:
- Less violent, but no less eerie, was a teenage girl with Down’s syndrome who suddenly lolloped up to me on a sidewalk in Tacoma, Washington – I being then a morose and moony college student – and kissed me on the cheek.
- (figuratively) Silly; sentimental; mooning over something.
- 1985 February, Wernick, Robert, “Rousseau: the customs clerk who created a world of wonder”, in Smithsonian, volume 15, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, ISSN 0037-7333, page 80:
- In one of his earliest known paintings, A Carnival Evening, which was shown at the Salon des Independants in 1886, the clown may reflect the influence of Watteau, the clown's girlfriend perhaps was taken from an advertisement for chocolates, the lacy tangle of branches in the trees possibly echoes a postcard photograph of the Bois de Boulogne. They all fit together in a moony atmosphere which is the Duanier's own.
- 2001 April, Ethlie Ann Vare; David Warry-Smith, director, “Star-Crossed”, in Andromeda (science fiction), season 1, episode 20, Fireworks Entertainment, spoken by Seamus Zelazny Harper (Gordon Michael Woolvett), 17:10:
- Sickly or tipsy.
moony (plural moonies)