Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an anxious manner; with painful uncertainty; solicitously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an anxious manner; with painful uncertainty; solicitously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an anxious manner; solicitously; with painful uncertainty; carefully; with solicitude.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with anxiety or apprehension

Etymologies

anxious +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Convention, and again anxiously awaiting its results -- _anxiously_, for

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II

  • She was always a bit afraid he would find something, in one of those frames he scrutinized so carefully, that would take him away from her; she watched his expression anxiously, waiting for him to stumble upon some lost love huddled in a back corner who had slipped by unnoticed on previous examination.

    Days Between Stations

  • * Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer watching anxiously from the sidelines;

    The Hardest Job in Football

  • I have written myself into good spirits, dear cousin; yet I cannot conclude without again anxiously inquiring concerning your health.

    Chapter 5

  • I * thought* I had it down pat and was actually smiling again anxiously anticipating the baby monitor to wake me so I could greet their happy "Hi Mama!" 's with a smile!

    Mom At Work | Her Bad Mother

  • The sentries who patrol the most advanced outposts of the industrial, political, and religious world are calling anxiously to each other.

    The Master Key System

  • She watched his expression anxiously, afraid he would hate her swollen body, but he showed no revulsion: on the contrary, the look that came over his face was one of fondness.

    The Pillars of the Earth

  • "May I wear my best suit and hat, Mother?" she called anxiously down from the head of the stairs.

    Marjorie Dean, High School Freshman

  • This time the interruption did not go unnoticed, and while the distracted workmen finished unloading the caravan, with many a turn of the head, the team of boys that Prut had organized had worked their way through the courtyard and outlying structures as they called anxiously to and fro to one-another, and rapidly expanded the territory of their searches.

    Si'Wren of the Patriarchs

  • "Is that you, Marc Scott?" she called anxiously, as she recognized

    Across the Mesa

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