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Definition of Purringly
Lexicographical Neighbors of Purringly
Literary usage of Purringly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Mark Twain: A Biography : the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
""You wouldn't dare to do it," Sam said, purringly. This was wormwood to Jim. He was really a brave spirit. " I would too," he said," and I will if you say ..."
2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1898)
"... delightfully coquettish Zerlina, who already shows sure indications of developing into a Carmen, purringly soothes the jealous, flabby Fat Boy Manetto. ..."
3. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1858)
"... and the dog barked in his sleep, and old Tabby purringly rubbed against his boots. Such a home-scene illustrative of comfort and confidence, ..."
4. Modern American Plays by George Pierce Baker (1920)
"[purringly.] Yes. HILDEGARDE. Oh, yes! I've followed you every step you've taken. [SUSAN looks anxious and laughs a little hysterically. CAROLINE. ..."
5. The American Occupation of the Philippines, 1898-1912 by James Henderson Blount (1912)
"... song whose ominous chorus ran: " He may be a brother of William H. Taft But he ain't no friend of mine," and between songs they would say purringly ..."
6. The American Occupation of the Philippines, 1898-1912 by James Henderson Blount (1913)
"... and between songs they would say purringly to one another, "Remember Balangiga." And their commanding officer was the very incarnation of this feeling. ..."