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  • adv. In a frantic way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a frantic or furious manner; madly; wildly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an uncontrolled manner


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  • I repeated the word frantically as motivation to keep my head and not succumb to panic.


  • My brain frantically, manically searched for a way of escape.

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  • However, "Smile" finally started talking to me this morning, which is encouraging, even if it's really just my brain frantically trying to stop me from working on the novel.

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  • The trouble is your brain frantically scans up and down the columns for the numbers and forgets to look laterally for completed rows, I could feel bits of my cerebral hemispheres creaking undone like screwed up newspaper and the tension was indescribable.

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  • I called frantically, halting them in their tracks.

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  • I was never jealous of her relationship with a guy who almost broke my hand when he shook it, or when she called frantically to tell me that she had caught him jerking off in her bed and I just stop.

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  • But Giulani has joined with Bush in frantically lying to the American people to cover up the past acts that provoked Sept 11.

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  • “Umm, a gentleman named Chuck McGee has been calling frantically for you for the past half hour,” the shared receptionist told me.

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  • "Panax!" he called frantically, fighting to keep his newfound fear at bay, feeling the euphoria desert him as the brilliance of his blade began to dim.


  • At each station she called frantically to the guard to know where she was and if she ought to change.

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