Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With reflection.
  • With censure; reproachfully; censoriously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With reflection; also, with censure; reproachfully.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb With mental reflection; thoughtfully.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

reflecting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • I sweated fearfully, and thought over these enigmatical figures with all my might, and I blinked my eyes reflectingly, as if I was studying this matter sharply, but I had to give it up.

    Hunger

  • "Well," he added, reflectingly, "I can tell you this man's story; and if you will match the narrative with anything as curious, I shall be glad to hear it."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.

  • To awaken a feeling for this kind of professional reading -- yet not so professional as not to be beneficial -- reflectingly upon classical learning; indeed, we might say, education in general, and therefore more comprehensive in its scope -- we commenced our remarks on the discourses of Sir Joshua Reynolds, which have appeared in the pages of Maga.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843

  • Hetty stood some time looking reflectingly at this sign: then she walked on for half a mile, till she came to another road running north; here

    Hetty's Strange History

  • When everybody else had gone to bed, he walked down to the river, and whistled reflectingly.

    The Luck of Roaring Camp

  • I sweated fearfully, and thought over these enigmatical figures with all my might, and I blinked my eyes reflectingly, as if I was studying this matter sharply, but I had to give it up.

    Hunger

  • He forced me to-day to dine with him; and tells me there are letters from Ireland, giving an account of a great indiscretion in the Archbishop of Dublin, who applied a story out of Tacitus very reflectingly on Mr. Harley, and that twenty people have written of it;

    The Journal to Stella

  • As I remember now, "she said reflectingly, as if searching back into her memory," Robert was different in those days -- not an impassioned lover, compared to the tenor who sang in the opera to-night, but compared to what he is now, he was so.

    A Beautiful Alien

  • Having done this, he seated himself in his favorite arm-chair, filled and lighted a pipe and smoked it out, staring reflectingly at the fire as long as his tobacco lasted.

    Lady Audley's Secret

  • He was lying quietly upon his side, staring reflectingly at Robert Audley.

    Lady Audley's Secret

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