Definitions

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  • adv. In a way that leads; as a leading question.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a leading manner; by leading.

Etymologies

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leading +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Whut side effects can I eggspect, she asked leadingly?

    DO YOU SEE THE LOLKITTEH WHO STOLE YOUR - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Judge Mary Schroeder asked leadingly, "Is there anything that might have happened" to cause Justice to shift its views?

    Obama's Antiterror Progress

  • So, a teacher who does not belong to this sect gets verbally abused and harassed by parents and administrators who leadingly remind her of who makes the employment decisions and gives out pay raises for teaching that the earth is round in accordance with stardard scientific models.

    Standards and the Teachers who Need Them - The Panda's Thumb

  • “And in those six months, did she display any special skills?” the prosecutor asked leadingly.

    cat’s meow

  • “And someone will smell it and report him and there will be an investigation …” Noëlle said leadingly, tilting her head to the side.

    PRIVATE

  • This assertion, whatever its merit, is a statement about physics or natural philosophy, and not, as Cantor mis - leadingly presents it, a statement about technical mathematics.

    INFINITY

  • "Of course, you greeted him as a long-lost friend," remarked Claiborne leadingly.

    The Port of Missing Men

  • "Charlie and Fred ain't so terribly chummy, I guess," remarked the sheriff leadingly.

    Otherwise Phyllis

  • "I heard this farm had been sold," remarked Phil leadingly.

    Otherwise Phyllis

  • "That Alice was a little out of sorts last night?" she queried leadingly.

    April Hopes

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