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  • adverb Alternative spelling of skeptically.

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

  • adverb with scepticism; in a sceptical manner

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Examples

  • Knock-kneed men with purple noses, bristling chins, and no collars, who slouched in sceptically and sat tentatively on the edge of the rear settees at the beginning of the concert, moved nearer the front as the programme went on, and openly joined in the applause at the end.

    The Promised Land

  • In the former, US officers talk sceptically about the strategy.

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  • “Even for the energetically wicked Castlemaine, that is impressive,” said Teddy, sceptically.

    Exit the Actress

  • But they are also likely to be regarded sceptically by their colleagues as "not paying their dues".

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  • “Even for the energetically wicked Castlemaine, that is impressive,” said Teddy, sceptically.

    Exit the Actress

  • Alice Korach mentions the list sceptically in an article in Threads in 1987 – since Sharon Miller started publishing, no more has been heard of it.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Laurel admits that all she has to do to get her hair clean is rinse it really well with water – Chelsea looks at her sceptically, but shrugs it off.

    WINGS YA BOOK CLUB : CHAPTERS 4-6 | Open Society Book Club Discussions and Reviews

  • Laurel admits that all she has to do to get her hair clean is rinse it really well with water – Chelsea looks at her sceptically, but shrugs it off.

    WINGS YA BOOK CLUB : CHAPTERS 4-6 | Open Society Book Club Discussions and Reviews

  • Alice Korach mentions the list sceptically in an article in Threads in 1987 – since Sharon Miller started publishing, no more has been heard of it.

    Jean's Knitting

  • But while Galileo moved to shift an existing paradigm, the denialists are resisting a new shift that has already taken place, like so many fossilized Newtonians grumbling about Einstein and sneering sceptically about "curved space" and "time compression."

    Archive 2009-12-01

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