Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an agitated or perturbed manner; restlessly.

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Examples

  • (Rising to his feet and beginning to pace perturbedly up and down.)

    THEFT

  • Chickens and cats, wading perturbedly in the water, as by common consent, with flight and scramble took refuge on the roof of the captain's house.

    THE HOUSE OF MAPUHI

  • On this occasion, for example, while the old lady was laughing heartily over the boyish manner in which we tumbled into the parlour, Sarah was perturbedly picking up the broken pieces of a teacup, which the Professor had knocked off the table in his precipitate advance to meet me at the door.

    The Woman in White

  • Admiral Bartram rose from his chair without making any reply, and walked perturbedly up and down the room.

    No Name

  • They went out together, and had not sought her long, when they discovered her pacing perturbedly up and down a broad walk of closely-shaven grass, inclosed on both sides by a tall impenetrable fence of evergreens.

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851

  • Nor, as directed toward Billy Budd, did it partake of that streak of apprehensive jealousy that marred Saul's visage perturbedly brooding on the comely young David.

    Billy Budd

  • In short, I am enamored of that flawless beauty of which all poets have perturbedly divined the existence somewhere, and which life as men know it simply does not afford nor anywhere foresee. …

    Beyond Life

  • He stood looking down perturbedly at Gil, who was smoothing Jean's hair back from her forehead after the manner of men who feel tenderly toward the woman who cries or faints in their presence.

    Jean of the Lazy A

  • He always perturbedly harked back to her feminineness.

    Tempest

  • Chickens and cats, wading perturbedly in the water, as by common consent, with flight and scramble, took refuge on the roof of the captain's house.

    The House of Mapuhi

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