from The Century Dictionary.
- In an entreating manner; with expression of request or desire.
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"And why the blush?" he was askingly negligently, yet watching her closely, as if he rather enjoyed her confusion.
"No, not _this_ morning, Squire Braile," Redfield lingered a moment, and then he said, askingly, "I didn't see old Mr. Gillespie anywhere this morning."