yieldingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yielding +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

yieldingly (comparative more yieldingly, superlative most yieldingly)

  1. In a yielding way.
    • 1934, George Orwell, Burmese Days, New York: Harcourt, 1974, Chapter 14, p. 168,[1]
      A sudden stillness came on them both, a sense of something momentous that must happen. Flory reached across and took her other hand. It came yieldingly, willingly.
    • 1974, Angela Carter, “The Smile of Winter” in Fireworks, London: Virago, 1988, p. 44,[2]
      The wet sand is as dark and more yieldingly solid than fudge and waking across a panful is a promenade in the Kingdom of Sweets.