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Definition of Felinely
1. in a catlike manner [adv]
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Literary usage of Felinely
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1903)
"rated by a girl or spinster, or by some nondescript, rather felinely observant man of letters, who understands things that are hid from ..."
2. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1862)
"... as he felinely calls it; and calculates on "having annihilation ready for us at Dettingen. "By these Bridges he has passed '24000 horse and foot 'across ..."
3. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"... as he felinely calls it; and calculates on having annihilation ready for us at Dettingen. ' Dettingen, short way above those Pontoons at Seligenstadt, ..."
4. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1869)
"... filling the air with their laughter; and how Miss Mary herself— felinely fastidious and entrenched as she was in the purity of spotless skirts, collar, ..."
5. The Writings of Bret Harte by Bret Harte (1896)
"... are more or less catlike conservators of family pride and lineage, and more or less felinely inconsistent and treacherous to republican principles. ..."
6. Modern Studies by Oliver Elton (1907)
"... narrated by a girl or spinster, or by some nondescript, felinely observant man of letters, who understands things that are hid from the virile. ..."