wistly

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly an alternative form of whistly, or whishtly (quietly).

AdverbEdit

wistly (comparative more wistly, superlative most wistly)

  1. (obsolete) In an intent manner, intently; with close attention, attentively
    • 2007, Peter Marshall, Mother Leakey and the Bishop: A Ghost Story[1], Oxford Univ. Press, ISBN 9780199273713:
      … which makes him eye this gentlewoman a little more wistly
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