[ lawng-wahyz, long- ]

adjective, adverb

Origin of longwise

First recorded in 1535–45; long1 + -wise

Words Nearby longwise

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How to use longwise in a sentence

  • He sank two lumps of sugar deftly longwise through the whipped cream.

    Ulysses | James Joyce
  • Here may be seen columns of verd antique, porphyry and valuable marbles, built longwise into the thickness of the wall.

  • He had hardly time to twist his paddle around longwise and duck his head when the current sucked him under the cliff.

    Canoe Boys and Campfires | William Murray Graydon
  • The next thing was to select one of the silken curtains, which I could divide longwise, and tie the ends together.

    Gil the Gunner | George Manville Fenn
  • Too much of him longwise, too little of him broadwise, and too many sharp angles of him angle-wise.

    Our Mutual Friend | Charles Dickens