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  • adv. In a skeptical manner, with skepticism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a skeptical manner, in any sense of the word; with skepticism.

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

  • adv. with scepticism; in a sceptical manner


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skeptical +‎ -ly


  • One candidate the gun lobby views skeptically is Rudy Giuliani, R-New York.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • I had watched his first term skeptically, of course, because I still was certain that Humphrey would have made a better president and because I found myself opposed to so much of Nixon’s agenda.

    The Good Fight

  • In my dreams, it always turned out that the bad people chasing me (usually enemies in a war or whatever) were not so bad after all, but I just looked at my subconscious kind of skeptically when it fed me that line.

    intertribal: you can't live on movies alone, she says

  • The piece does quote an Obama ally conceding that senior officers view him "skeptically," and for all I know maybe some members of the military establishment somewhere do view Obama with trepidation.

    Horses Mouth

  • But bond markets began to look more skeptically at Italy after Greece, Ireland and Portugal needed bailouts and the government has had to pay more to borrow as a result.

    Italy's credit rating lowered, politics is blamed

  • The bill is viewed skeptically by doctors and could push the city into conflicts with antiabortion groups and Food and Drug Administration regulations.

    Catania bill seeks to provide birth-control pills over the-counter

  • But Democrats were right to look on the nuclear option skeptically, and not because the proposed change was “reckless.”

    Matthew Yglesias » I Was Right About Something!

  • But all sports are a joke in the fundamentals of their existence if you look at them closely and skeptically enough.

    Matthew Yglesias » Playoffs!

  • "Dove`?" said his mother skeptically, shielding her eyes from the bright sunshine.

    Rude Awakening

  • I clutched the railing and looked skeptically at the first step.

    Miles to Go


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