Definitions

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  • adv. In a way or to an extent that challenges

Etymologies

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challenging +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Wessex spoke the word challengingly, staring straight into the eyes of

    Fire-Tongue

  • The results are challengingly mysterious, and the approach leaves Frame utterly at peace with himself.

    John Seed: John Frame: The Intuitive

  • Most challengingly, the Republican Senate, and particularly House leaders, will have to lead a new, large conference that neither owes much to the Washington GOP nor holds Washington in much positive regard.

    Tony Blankley: Which Party Dies? 2011's Uncharted Political Waters

  • While Honda and Toyota have attempted some compensatory sleekifying of their minivans—the Honda Odyssey's Z-shaped sill line makes it the Aladdin Sane of kid movers—Nissan has made its minivan challengingly, um, not sleek.

    For Your Big-Box Shopping, Drive a Big Box

  • While Honda and Toyota have attempted some compensatory sleekifying of their minivans, Nissan has made its minivan "challengingly, um, not sleek," Mr. Neil says.

    Drive a Big Box

  • He looked challengingly at Detective Cole, then me, almost daring us to answer.

    Forever Lost

  • He sniffed curiously at Thom's listless hand, cocked ears challengingly at Chugungatte, and hunched down upon his haunches before Tantlatch.

    IN THE FOREST OF THE NORTH

  • She stood challengingly at my open door, in oilskins, sou'wester, and sea-boots.

    CHAPTER XXXIV

  • But -- particularly at the challengingly fleet speeds Fisch adopted here -- these colorful, razor-sharp performances, by musicians who have known each other for only a month, were mightily impressive.

    In performance: NOI

  • The city is depicted in great detail, but it's hard to get too excited: we tend to like extremes of exoticism or deprivation in our backdrops – the challengingly remote or the throbbingly metropolitan.

    In the Company of Angels by Thomas E Kennedy

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