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Giddily   Listen
adverb
Giddily  adv.  In a giddy manner.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Giddily" Quotes from Famous Books



... hiding-place. I stood on the spot where they had stood. I tried to bring home to myself the actual truth of what I had witnessed. My brain whirled—circles of light swam giddily before me in the air—the moon looked blood-red. The solid earth seemed unsteady beneath my feet—almost I doubted whether I was indeed alive, or whether I was not rather the wretched ghost of my past self, doomed to return from the ...
— Vendetta - A Story of One Forgotten • Marie Corelli

... as those on the fans. Some all black, giddily dash up against us, so light and airy that they seem merely a pair of quivering wings fastened together without ...
— Madame Chrysantheme • Pierre Loti

... hear that the wealthy do not enjoy their possessions. This depends entirely upon the wealthy. That some of them enjoy their treasures giddily, madly, my own experience proves. For, as youthful stamp-collectors went in those days, I was a philatelic magnate. By inheritance, by the ceaseless and passionate trading of duplicates, by rummaging in every available attic, by correspondence with a wide circle of foreign missionaries, ...
— The Joyful Heart • Robert Haven Schauffler

... it is true; but it was not the hesitation of indecision. When, only a few moments before, her senses have been giddily balancing upon a precipice, saved from the hopeless downfall, only because the man put out no hand to pull her over, a woman is not likely to delay in doubt when at last he offers his hands, his eyes and his voice to drag her into the ultimate abyss ...
— Sally Bishop - A Romance • E. Temple Thurston

... the perilous edge of a snowdrift that even in summer curves giddily over the lip of the dreadful gulf over which the eastern precipice beetles. There is ever a certain pathos about discarded articles of apparel: a baby's outgrown shoe, a girl's forgotten glove, an abandoned bowler; but the situation of this boot, thus ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, September 22, 1920 • Various

... of gravitation, till we actually seemed to 44fly—the wind appeared to shriek as it rushed past my ears, while, from the rapidity with which we were moving, the ground seemed to glide from under us, till my head reeled so giddily that I was afraid I should ...
— Frank Fairlegh - Scenes From The Life Of A Private Pupil • Frank E. Smedley

... rolling scuppers under in the ocean swell. The booms were tearing at the blocks, the rudder was banging to and fro, and the whole ship creaking, groaning, and jumping like a manufactory. I had to cling tight to the backstay and the world turned giddily before my eyes; for though I was a good enough sailor when there was way on, this standing still and being rolled about like a bottle was a thing I never learned to stand without a qualm or so, above all in the morning, on an ...
— Treasure Island • Robert Louis Stevenson

... with one hand to a gun bracket, looking giddily down, something screamed past the aeroplane, missing the wings by only a few feet, and ...
— With Haig on the Somme • D. H. Parry



Words linked to "Giddily" :   dizzily, giddy, light-headedly



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