- adv. In a jerky manner.
- adv. with jerking motions
- adv. with spasms
- jerky + -ly (Wiktionary)
“I'm going to kind of jerkily move this out and you can begin to see where that town of Caledonia is.”
“Or rather, I think of him like that kind of jerkily sexist 22-year-old of whom one thinks,”
“I eventually managed to jerkily creep out onto the street by keeping the parking brake engaged until I gunned the gas and lurched forward into drive.”
“And at the rate of ten knots, buffeted and jerkily rolled, the”
“In August 1994, Yeltsin, in Berlin to mark the withdrawal of Russian troops from Germany, drank too many glasses of champagne, and on a whim grabbed the baton and jerkily conducted a police band before breaking into a chorus of the folk song “Kalinka.””
“Sula drags the guitar pick up and down, up and down, faster and faster, her hand strumming jerkily, without care for rhythm or melody.”
“She saw before her only a boy, who was shaking her hand with a hand so calloused that it felt like a nutmeg-grater and rasped her skin, and who was saying jerkily: — The greatest time of my life.”
“If the reel hesitates or descends jerkily, your drag needs work.”
“He's like a machine with a handle, that you turn and a previously prepared line comes out – a bit jerkily, like a musical box, because it's hard to turn the handle at a constant speed, but the joke comes out eventually.”
“Tychus gripped the belt holding Jim with his left arm and used the right to climb, jerkily and one-handed, up the ladders.”
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