He bunches himself up tightly, one leg entwined over the other, with the crossed leg dangling, limply, languorously.
Monsieur Jean Ba took the young man's hand affectionately in his, but limply, as children hold hands.
I took it limply, thus clenching the bargain of infamy between us.
Alan saw her then; he heard the one swift, terrible blow, and his enemy rolled away from him, limply and without sound.
He threw out his hands once more, palms up, and dropped them limply.
She had but a vague notion of how that scene had finished; or of how, limply, she had got to bed.
His hands were at his sides, limply useless, dangling at the seat.
She tried to climb, limply and feebly, and very slowly, as if she were too giddy to see clear.
That they were dead, or victims of the ray, was obvious from the way they limply dangled.
I stand stock-still, with the long, dying grass wetly and limply clasping my ankles.
1560s, of unknown origin, perhaps related to Middle English lympen "to fall short" (c.1400), which is probably from Old English lemphealt "halting, lame, limping," which has a lone cognate in the rare Middle High German limphin, and perhaps is from a PIE root meaning "slack, loose, to hang down" (cf. Sanskrit lambate "hangs down," Middle High German lampen "to hang down"). Related: Limped; limping. As a noun, 1818, from the verb.
1706, "flaccid, drooping," of obscure origin, perhaps related to limp (v.).
An irregular, jerky, or awkward gait; a claudication. v. limped, limp·ing, limps
To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.