Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an understanding manner; intelligently; with full knowledge or comprehension.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In an understanding manner; intelligibly; with full knowledge or comprehension; intelligently.
- adv. with understanding
“The general aspect of the country is that of being occupied by thrifty farmers of advanced ideas, such as carry on their calling understandingly, and more like well-populated America than sparsely-inhabited Australia.”
“He took the laboratory proofs on faith, and his intense power of vision enabled him to see the reactions of chemicals more understandingly than the average student saw them in the laboratory.”
“She seems to be able to speak calmly and understandingly to people in a one-on-one setting.”
“At those times, she sits patiently, albeit a bit nervously and tearfully, watching carefully until the spin cycle comes to a rest, the dryer renders him toasty warm, and then nods understandingly and talks for up to a week afterward about how Barney got a bath.”
“The man studied his Bible diligently and thoroughly and understandingly, and then with prayers for heavenly guidance instituted his imitations.”
“Yet he read the facts of life understandingly, and the sobriety which comes of the soil was his, and the clear earth-vision.”
“Fortune purred his name for the other's benefit, and assisted understandingly.”
“He shook his head understandingly and said, Yeah, I figured as much.”
“Agent Mahler nodded understandingly, a wordless gesture he'd perfected over eleven years at the Bureau.”
“(Soundbite of play, "Gatz") Mr. SHEPHERD: (as character) He smiled understandingly, much more than understandingly.”
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