Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without speaking; so as to be incapable of utterance: as, speechlessly amazed.
- adv. In a speechless manner; without speaking.
- adv. without speaking
- speechless + -ly (Wiktionary)
“I watched speechlessly as Mr. Torres started to soak the cake with rum.”
“His face looked old and gray, and he looked about him speechlessly.”
“Consul Lingford gulped and sawed the air speechlessly with his arms.”
“He stared at me speechlessly for a moment, and then, out of sheer impotency, turned to go.”
“She watched him speechlessly as he set a cooler bag between his boots, like he was settling down to a picnic or something.”
“Before the show I stood outside the school speechlessly watching the entire senior class exit a school bus having just returned from church.”
“I handed her the azaleas and she stood looking at them speechlessly, almost numb to the enormity of her victory.”
“The two women, petrified, stared at each other speechlessly.”
“She nodded speechlessly and went with me into the conference room, where of course her looks and natural charm immediately enslaved the bank man who hadn't encountered her before.”
“She dug into her handbag and produced the credit-card-sized travelling sewing kit that she carried for emergencies from life-long habit, and speechlessly she opened it and gave me the small safety pin it contained.”
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