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synonyms for idly

  • leisurely
  • nonchalantly
  • slowly
  • slackly
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How to use idly in a sentence

The period of time listed on this menu—ranging from 15 seconds to 30 minutes—controls how long your phone will sit idle before going into standby and displaying the lock screen.
ANDROID SECURITY SETTINGS YOU SHOULD CHECK RIGHT NOWDAVID NIELDSEPTEMBER 24, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Scripps may have been a millionaire – the equivalent of a billionaire today – but she was no shill for the idle rich.
SUFFRAGETTE CITY: SAN DIEGO’S CRUCIAL ROLE IN GETTING WOMEN THE VOTERANDY DOTINGAAUGUST 6, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
They launched a new service – previously there was an offline point, which is now closed, and the equipment is idle.
MARKETING STRATEGIES DURING COVID-19 TIMESEVELINA BROWNJULY 13, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
These governments have been paying idled employees 60 to 90 percent of their wages through their employer.
HOW TO PREVENT ANOTHER GREAT DEPRESSION (EP. 421)STEPHEN J. DUBNERJUNE 11, 2020FREAKONOMICS
So, after years of idle complaining, I finally decided to try to do something about it.
AMERICA’S MATH CURRICULUM DOESN’T ADD UP (EP. 391)STEVEN D. LEVITTOCTOBER 3, 2019FREAKONOMICS
Idly his pen traced upon the paper in front of him a large X, the sign of the unknown quantity.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
The countenances round him turned sinister, but not idly, negatively sinister: they grew dark with purpose.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Edna was sitting on the tabouret, idly brushing the tips of a feather duster along the carpet when he came in again.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The Nora lies becalmed not far from the Goodwin buoy, with her sails hanging idly on the yards.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He watches the budding of evil instincts, the ignoble habits idly acquired in degradation.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
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WORDS RELATED TO IDLY

  • idly
  • leisurely
  • nonchalantly
  • slackly
  • slowly
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