Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a doubting manner; dubiously.

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  • adverb In a doubting manner.

Etymologies

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doubting +‎ -ly

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Examples

  • Cecil, "-- doubtingly, --" I hope when it comes to the last moment you will have nerve. "

    Molly Bawn

  • After inhaling a few whiffs in silence, he doubtingly accosts her with:

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • He cites doubtful authors, and above all Picard; but it is impossible to speak of strange customs without having long witnessed them; and if they are mentioned, it ought to be doubtingly; but what lively spirit knows how to doubt?

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • She looked doubtingly up at him, and tried to laugh, as if the unreality of his words must be unquestionable.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Winterborne glanced doubtingly at her, and then softly hinted that her father had visited him the evening before, and that their old friendship was quite restored, on which she guessed the rest.

    The Woodlanders

  • “Please do not conceal anything — let me know all!” said Felice, doubtingly.

    The Woodlanders

  • Then he heard that Lord Ongar was ill; and whispers were spread abroad darkly and doubtingly, as though great misfortunes were apprehended.

    The Claverings

  • When the cabman was told whither he was to go, he looked doubtingly at his poor old horse, and then at the luggage which he was required to pack on the top of his cab, and laid himself out for his work with a full understanding that it would not be accomplished without considerable difficulty.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • Priscilla had assented to the movement most doubtingly.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • And as she spoke she held her head gracefully on one side, and looked down upon the carpet doubtingly.

    The Small House at Allington

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