dashingly

dashing

[dash-ing]
adjective
1.
energetic and spirited; lively: a dashing hero.
2.
elegant and gallant in appearance and manner: a dashing young cavalry officer.
3.
showy; stylish.

Origin:
1800–05; dash1 + -ing2

dashingly, adverb
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dashing (ˈdæʃɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  spirited; lively: a dashing young man
2.  stylish; showy: a dashing hat
 
'dashingly
 
adv

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dashing
1801, "given to cutting a dash," (1786), which was a colloquial expression for "acting brilliantly," from dash in the sense of "showy appearance," which is attested from 1715.
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dash definition


A punctuation mark (—) used to indicate a sudden break in thought, to set off parenthetical material, or to take the place of such expressions as that is and namely: “He's running for reelection — if he lives until then”; “Very few people in this class — three, to be exact — have completed their projects”; “She joined the chorus for only one reason — she loves to sing.” In the last example, where the parenthetical material comes at the end of the sentence rather than in the middle, a colon could be used instead of the dash.

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