Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a searching manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a searching manner.

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

  • adv. in a searching manner

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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

    Famous

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

    The Sheriff of Kona

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

    Chapter 2: Challenges

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

    Chapter 20: A Lost Oligarch

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

    Chapter 18

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

    The Golden Poppy

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

    Chapter 14

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

    CHAPTER XXIX

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.