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  • adv. in an acquiescing manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an acquiescing manner; acquiescently.


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acquiescing +‎ -ly


  • So Feisal, as a good Ottoman and officer in the Turkish service, had to live at headquarters, and endure acquiescingly the insults and indignities heaped upon his race by the bully Jemal in his cups.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Pisistratus tries to look as if he had the opinion of Bias by heart, and nods acquiescingly.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • In cruel English, with many wildly threatening gestures, did I protest, and the people laughed acquiescingly.

    Across China on Foot

  • He turns aside, acquiescingly: he has given up a life of noble aspiration, and now hands over his despairing heart in surrender to the powers of darkness.

    Robert Browning: How to Know Him

  • He thrust a woman out of his way and felt her move, acquiescingly, as if indifferent.

    Treasure and Trouble Therewith A Tale of California

  • Walden absorbed in getting his punt out, only smiled and nodded acquiescingly.

    God's Good Man

  • Mrs. Lancaster smiled acquiescingly as she bit off a thread.

    Gordon Keith

  • Mr. Newthorpe seldom interrupted his niece's monologue, but his eye often rested upon her, seemingly in good-natured speculation, and he bent his head acquiescingly when she put in a quick 'Don't you think so?' after a running series of comments on some matter which smacked exceedingly of the town.


  • He sat a long time, looking at the floor, and at intervals muttering to himself and nodding his head acquiescingly or shaking it in mild protest.

    Roughing It

  • He quotes it as yours, half acquiescingly, and ruefully.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith


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