Definitions

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  • adv. In a tentative and experimental manner.
  • adv. In a challenging manner; so as to test the stamina, patience, etc.

Etymologies

testing +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Priests knew plenty about such yearnings; indeed had endured them more testingly than most.

    Boiling a Frog

  • Priests knew plenty about suc h yearnings; indeed had endured them more testingly than most.

    Boiling a Frog

  • He ran his hands testingly over the sweater he was wearing.

    The Emperor and the Monster

  • She brought them, chausses, tunic and shirt, and he took them from her one by one and felt at the cloth testingly.

    A Morbid Taste For Bones

  • "If you want to consider it as such," replied Rhodan while he ran his hand testingly over the smooth cold metal of the hull.

    Starless Realm

  • The four'membered hand moved carefully and testingly into the air.

    Secret Mission Moluk

  • He raised his withered basket-head testingly to the wind.

    Secret Mission Moluk

  • Everson stepped into the opened airlock and sniffed the air testingly.

    Secret Mission Moluk

  • The boy smiled with a dawn of trust, put his hand testingly on the shaggy head, then round his neck.

    Frank of Freedom Hill

  • He came a little nearer, with his hand stretched out as if to touch him testingly -- then suddenly dropped down on his knees before Gary who had risen from his chair.

    The Littlest Rebel

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