fancifully

All Adverb
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  • How many of their fancifully named dishes might be included under the common title, Fiasco! Cited from Some Private Views, by James Payn
  • He also described, less fancifully, Roman products: Their kings are not permanent.
  • The most striking rocks have been fancifully named after the celebrated structures they resemble. Cited from The Roof of France, by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Young Eliab either actually was, or fancifully believed himself to be, ill-treated by his step-mother. Cited from Travels through the South of France in 1807 & 1808, by Lt-Col. Pinkney
  • Pothinus's brief role and death has been depicted more fancifully in dramatic literature.
  • Pascal was then aged thirty-nine-- an age you may remember fancifully noted as fatal to genius. Cited from Miscellaneous Studies, by Walter Pater
  • How fancifully the poet tells of the origin of the flag in the first stanza! Cited from Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 5, by Charles Sylvester
  • "He dresses somewhat fancifully, and they could not understand that any one should wear garments different from their own." Cited from John Bull on the Guadalquivir, by Anthony Trollope
  • If so, the "hall" in front would be the structure to which has been fancifully given the name of "the concert-hall." Cited from A Forgotten Empire, by Robert Sewell
  • He is fancifully portrayed as the overall English leader after the death of Thomas Dagworth.
  • To put it fancifully, they burned their tower behind them, for to one of them, at least -- to him who led -- there was no going back. Cited from Jason, by Justus Miles Forman
  • The imagination is free to rebuild it fancifully in any part of the rich country which lies about Milan. Cited from Saint Augustin, by Louis Bertrand
  • I may here mention that in the preceding notation I have marked the days and months exactly, but the years fancifully. Cited from Wylder's Hand, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • It was a vignette, the hands being clasped rather fancifully at the back of the head. Cited from My Lady Nicotine, by J. M. Barrie
  • Another variety of baskets of similar shape and size, and also fancifully ornamented, was obtained from the same Indians. Cited from Illustrated Catalogue...Indians of New Mexico & Arizona, by Stevenson
  • The women braid it up fancifully, something in the shape of Diana's head-dress in ancient pictures. Cited from Wanderings In South America, by Charles Waterton
  • For then rose to its supreme height of self-revelation that still stranger something of which we have, perhaps fancifully, found hints before in this history. Cited from A Short History of England, by G. K. Chesterton
  • In the lead was the boy, a little fellow of about twelve years of age, fancifully dressed in tights and tunic. Cited from Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces, by Thomas W. Hanshew
  • It is turned up, at either end, like a gondola, and the sides and gunwales fancifully painted. Cited from Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes, by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
  • Marie thought, fancifully, was like the face of a man damned. Cited from Jason, by Justus Miles Forman
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Meaning of fancifully

  • adverb In a fanciful manner
    the Christmas tree was fancifully decorated