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Moving or able to move through the air with wings
“Ever since humankind first had the capacity to wonder, the sight of a flying animal must have been astounding.”
Hurried and brief
“This unexpected visitor began to arrive at Mary Forde's home last week and after a flying visit in and out has now decided to set up home permanently.”
Travel through the air by the use of wings
“… had never had the slightest fear of flying.”
Present participle for to move through the air with or as if with outstretched wings
“She walked past neat gardens and tidy houses, watching small birds bath in bird baths, insects fly around flowers and people inside their air conditioned houses.”
Present participle for depart hastily
“Well, I really must fly, darling. Congratulations on your engagement and I shall see you on Saturday night!”
Present participle for run away; flee
“These people know of my crime; perhaps they will not fly from me, and will only kill me.”
Present participle for transport in an aircraft
“She commissioned the state helicopter to fly her home when she learned that her baby had a medical emergency.”
Present participle for wave or flutter in the wind
“A sight she looked, with her wind swept hair flying about her.”
Present participle for to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval
“How the long winter nights must fly by at Chez Blaine.”
Present participle for escape from in haste; flee from
“Protestants, wherever they could obtain shipping, hasted to fly the country.”
Present participle for to move through the air on wings or in an aircraft
“Planes burn less fuel at higher altitudes, so pilots often fly at higher altitudes on long flights.”
“The autopilot can fly an airplane once in the air, and land it, but it cannot be used during takeoff.”
“The ship was flying a quarantine flag.”
Present participle for to cease to be visible
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