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Definition of Mopingly
1. in a moping manner [adv]
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Literary usage of Mopingly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1875)
"... instead of still sailing a fleet merchantman, now mopingly cleaned his reflectors, and, when strangers came, hid himself in the lantern ? ..."
2. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1882)
"Not mopingly, but with as good a grace as he did everything else ; riding as hard, working as hard, preaching the same pithy practical sermons as ever, ..."
3. The Works of Theodore Roosevelt by Theodore Roosevelt (1903)
"The drenched pack-animals, when driven into camp, stood mopingly, with drooping heads and arched backs; they groaned and grunted as the loads were placed on ..."
4. The Metropolitan (1844)
"As for poor Dinah Crackenthorpe, she was very bad indeed in the disorder : she cried until her eyes were red and her cheeks white, and sat so mopingly, ..."
5. Conversations on Some of the Old Poets by James Russell Lowell (1893)
"Most of their attempts that way are failures ; they grow silly and mopingly sentimental ; they utter a great deal of such stuff as nobody in his senses ..."
6. The People's Bible: Discourses Upon Holy Scripture by Joseph Parker (1891)
"... and all its ministers and services and functions, to bring men to see the larger view, to draw them away from dwelling mopingly upon ..."