Definitions

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  • In a searching manner.

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  • adverb In a searching manner.

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  • adverb in a searching manner

Etymologies

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searching +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "I see," replied poppa, rubbing his chin searchingly, which is his manner of expressing sagacious doubt.

    A Voyage of Consolation (being in the nature of a sequel to the experiences of 'An American girl in London')

  • The terrific splendors of Skale's possible achievement dazzled the very windows of his soul, but at the same time the sweet uses of normal human life called searchingly to him from within.

    The Human Chord

  • He lay in dull despair, while she watched him searchingly, pondering again upon unsummoned and wayward thoughts of marriage.

    Chapter 14

  • Ernest paused, looked at him searchingly, and accepted the challenge.

    Chapter 2: Challenges

  • Lottie looked so immediately and searchingly at Graham and Paula? — ­she asked herself.

    CHAPTER XXIX

  • He gasped, looked at me searchingly, gasped again, and silently and sadly put the poppies down.

    The Golden Poppy

  • He looked at me searchingly for a moment, and then abruptly took up the tale.

    The Sheriff of Kona

  • ` Why did you do that? 'he asked, looking at me searchingly.

    Chapter 20: A Lost Oligarch

  • She toyed for a moment with her pen, then gazed searchingly at me.

    Famous

  • Martin looked at him searchingly for a moment, then cried: — By God, I think you're right!

    Chapter 18

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