One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
With love or great care.‘they smile lovingly at each other’‘a lovingly restored building’
- ‘Their verbs are lovingly wrapped in the multiple tentacles of appropriate or inappropriate adverbs, depending, I suppose, on their mood.’
- ‘The sets and costuming are rich and lovingly illustrate a subtle passing of time.’
- ‘The little girl's bedroom has been lovingly decorated by her parents.’
- ‘Her estranged grandmother insists on lovingly transforming her from gawky teen into beautiful royalty.’
- ‘It is a pleasure to view this lovingly directed film.’
- ‘He lovingly converted what was an old toolshed into a jewel of a workplace for his wife, who is a commercial artist.’
- ‘The washy gray background suggests a wintry landscape and feels lovingly painted.’
- ‘While most of the graves are lovingly tended, many others are overgrown, unkempt, and desecrated.’
- ‘London has never been so bleakly but lovingly rendered.’
- ‘She focuses on what is useful to a painter today in the historical traditions through which she lovingly browses.’
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