from The Century Dictionary.
- In a manner significant of dread or terror; with misgiving.
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- adverb With dread.
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- adverb With
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Slowly, dreadingly, horror gripping his heart, Parks crossed the room to the desk.
Even as had Parks ', his eyes wandered dreadingly about the room.
And he said dreadingly: How terrible is this place, none other thing is here but the house of God and the gate of heaven.
Mistrustfully he trusteth, and he dreadingly did dare,
As I have said this, the reader may expect, magisterially, dreadingly, or perhaps in some very "gentle" cases hopefully, a full chapter on
He trembled all over, as a palsied man, when he touched the lock: with stiffening hair, and staring eyes, he peeped in at that well-remembered chamber: he entered -- and crept close up to the corpse, stealthily and dreadingly -- horror! what if she be alive still?
Mary was kept quiet as we know, by superstition of a lower grade, the dread of having money of the murdered, a thought she never breathed to any but her husband; and to poor uninitiated Grace (who had not heard a word of Ben's adventure), her answer about Mr.. Quarles and Mr. Jennings in the dawn of the crock's first blessing, had been entirely unintelligible: Mary, then, said never a word, but looked on dreadingly to see the end.