Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an assuring manner; in a way to give confidence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an assuring manner.

Etymologies

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assuring +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "Yes, I think the bus driver is a very nice person," he interrupted assuringly.

    A Simple Kite in Cleveland

  • "Mr. Nishikanta, you can go to hell, sir, and all the rest as well," was Daughtry's quiet response, although in the same breath he was saying, respectfully and assuringly, to the Ancient

    CHAPTER XV

  • "Yes, I think the bus driver is a very nice person," he interrupted assuringly.

    A Simple Kite in Cleveland

  • She puts her hand on his shoulder, as if assuringly, supportingly.

    The King of Attolia

  • All nicely kept in a POPULAR plastic bag and assuringly placed on my shelf.

    rouflaquette Diary Entry

  • ‘It is nobody of consequence,’ whispered Swithin assuringly.

    Two on a Tower

  • “Ah YOU — you are refined and educated into something quite different,” he said, self-assuringly.

    The Woodlanders

  • “He greatly prefers, as did President McKinley,” Hay wrote assuringly, “that the question of the route be decided by Congress . . .”

    The Path Between the Seas

  • “He greatly prefers, as did President McKinley,” Hay wrote assuringly, “that the question of the route be decided by Congress . . .”

    The Path Between the Seas

  • Fa-hien first spoke assuringly to them, and then slowly and distinctly asked them, “Who are you?”

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

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