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[ar-oh-ee] /ˈær oʊ i/
resembling or suggesting an arrow, as in slimness or swiftness.
consisting of arrows.
Origin of arrowy
First recorded in 1630-40; arrow + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Now came the arrowy flight and form of the hurricane itself.

  • It came off straight and tense and arrowy, cheered to the last stroke.

    An American Girl in London Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • By God's truth I've seen The arrowy sunlight in her golden snares.

    Canzoni & Ripostes Ezra Pound
  • He was full of bright speech and argument; radiant with arrowy vitalities, vivacities and ingenuities.

    The Life of John Sterling Thomas Carlyle
  • Again she looked at me with one of those wonderfully brilliant, seductive, arrowy glances—then she rose to take her leave.

    Vendetta Marie Corelli
  • If they slept upon the waves, they must have overtaken us with arrowy swiftness at the break of day.

    The Pearl of India Maturin M. Ballou
  • Her sylph-like form of arrowy grace was arrayed in his wedding gifts of costly furs, and glittering bright with bead and shell.

  • He had grovelled like a blind grub in the dust and darkness—now he was soaring in arrowy gleams upon wings of light.

  • Why did her innocent virginity Follow Desire within his arrowy wild?

    The Hours of Fiammetta

    Rachel Annand Taylor
  • Scarlett quite agreed to this, and there they stood gazing up at the arrowy beams of sunshine which shot down through the leaves.

    Crown and Sceptre George Manville Fenn

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