wistly (adv.) Old form(s): wistely , wistlie
intently, attentively, earnestly
E3 II.ii.88[King Edward to himself, of Prince Edward's eyes] looking wistly on me
E3 III.iv.121[King Edward to all] wistly follow whiles the game's on foot
Luc.1355[of Lucrece and her groom] blushing with him, wistly on him gazed
PP.6.12[of Cytherea and Adonis] The sun looked on the world with glorious eye, / Yet not so wistly as this queen on him
Ven.343[of Venus and Adonis] O, what a sight it was, wistly to view / How she came stealing to the wayward boy!
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