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hazily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv hazily in an indistinct way "he remembered her only hazily"
    • adv hazily through a haze "we saw the distant hills hazily"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Hazily In a hazy manner; mistily; obscurely; confusedly.
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Usage

In literature:

And he was still hazily considering that when a hand fell on his shoulder, fingers biting into his raw flesh.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
Hours later, Lancaster was hazily aware of lying stretched on the floor.
"Security" by Poul William Anderson
He sat for a little while wondering rather hazily what had brought him there.
"Young Mr. Barter's Repentance" by David Christie Murray
Already his head was singing so that he saw hazily.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Johnny swam hazily back to consciousness with an aching head and thick mouth.
"Far from Home" by J.A. Taylor
The rest of that troublous day passed hazily for Mary Louise.
"Stubble" by George Looms
His flailing hand rapped painfully against an upright surface which his questing fingers identified hazily as an exit.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
He was gliding into a state in which all consciousness centered hazily around the one sharp point of pain.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
Now, at last, he had no cunning, and he was hazily conscious of his ineffectiveness.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
The room grew hazily warm, and Wilson felt himself glowing with new life and fresh courage.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Hazily I could see scores of the bristly, manlike fish when I opened my eyes and glanced through the walls.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
The logic of the thing was shaping up hazily, but unmistakably.
"Disowned" by Victor Endersby
Hazily, then, I seemed to visualize her body floating limply in the water.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
But Sunny was absorbed in a thought that was hazily hovering in the back of his brain, and let the insult pass.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
But these, in the brief space of a few lines, were but hazily revealed.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
The rest of the evening sped hazily.
"The House of Fulfilment" by George Madden Martin
The rage-distorted face of Meltor swam hazily before her.
"Warrior of the Dawn" by Howard Carleton Browne
And it was strange that she seemed to have very clearly certain thoughts that were already rather hazily in his own mind.
"Nuova" by Vernon Kellogg
All at once she remembered, hazily; and sat up straighter.
"The Coward Behind the Curtain" by Richard Marsh
He was still whirling and still saw her face hazily.
"To Him That Hath" by Leroy Scott
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In poetry:

Only detached lights
Float hazily like greenish moons,
And endlessly
Down the whore-street,
Accouched and comforted and sleeping warm,
The blizzard waltzes with the night.
"The Foundling" by Lola Ridge
Then the terror-stricken crew saw the breakers ahead,
And all thought of being saved from them fled,
And the Farne lights were shining hazily through the gloom,
While in the fore-cabin a woman lay with two children in a swoon.
"Grace Darling or "The Wreck of the Forfarshire"" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Admittedly, my understanding of prehistoric life comes solely from The Flintstones and a hazily remembered story from a 1973 issue of Highlights magazine.
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In science:

One modern consensus is that Casimir forces between distinct bodies may be unambiguously computed, while self-stresses (the very concept of which is only somewhat hazily understood) are typically divergent.
Casimir Energies and Pressures for $\delta$-function Potentials
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