from The Century Dictionary.
- In a broken, interrupted manner; without regularity.
- In broken or imperfect language.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a broken, interrupted manner; in a broken state; in broken language.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adverb In a
- adverb of speech With spaces between words, especially due to emotion.
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He made a swift motion toward her, saying her name brokenly in his choked voice, but he crumpled suddenly and slid from his chair to the floor and was still.
Ovide! "she called brokenly, staring blankly around the room.
"Here, Polly," he called brokenly, "this is something beyond me.
For answer, through the din of the elements, a voice called brokenly, sobbingly:
I shall not be worthy to be called your sister, but, "brokenly," you need not have feared.
I'm struggling to believe that there are men and women out there who will recoil from an unvajazzled vagina, crying brokenly, "but where are the jewels?"
The offendor arose brokenly, shook off the detaining hand of his girl, and came over.
After he left the house she flung herself on the bed and cried heart-brokenly.
He spent the afternoon in a deck-chair, with closed eyes, dozing brokenly most of the time, and in the evening went early to bed.
The women screamed softly, crossed themselves, or prayed brokenly, hiding their eyes and peeping through their fingers.