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adjective as in stylishly dressed

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The notion that Republican electoral victories require massive political inequality flies in the face of all kinds of common sense.

From Vox

It also has a built-in can holder, as well as a large pocket for a phone and a small fly box.

Eventually, the hatched queen flies off with about half the worker bees to start a new colony.

Rather than figuring it out and building that plane as we fly it, we were in a position so to mold the clay that we have been getting already.

From Digiday

The day the derby began, dozens of cases were confirmed, with some isolated in a school building and at least 20 others flown out of town via helicopter.

From Ozy

Andrew still plans to fly to Davos in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum on January 21, representing the British government.

After some animated debate at the conference, Lelaie declared, with some frustration, “If you push on the stick, you will fly.”

Thus it attracted a wave of cowboy operators to fly passengers and cargo between cities.

Many of these are small operations that would never, in any case, fly beyond Indonesia.

Air traffic controllers and pilots together take great care not to fly in conditions that can jeopardize an airplane.

Aristide darted off like a dragon-fly in the sunshine, as happy as a child with a new toy.

“Confound it, no;” rejoined Mr. Simmery, stopping for an instant to smash a fly with the ruler.

They must be kept away from flies—a fly can work havoc with a film in a few minutes.

The non-elastic character of water made it unsuitable for a machine requiring a fly-wheel.

What of the infinite goodness of God in teaching the grub of the ichneumon-fly to eat up the cabbage caterpillar alive?


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On this page you'll find 271 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fly, such as: circle, climb, cross, drift, float, and flutter.

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