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  • adv. In a sobbing manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With sobs.

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

  • adv. with sobs


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sobbing +‎ -ly


  • "Elektra" sobbingly alternates in an opening aria between invocations of "solitude" and "Agamemnon," the twin lashes of her torment.

    'Elektra' Electrifies in Madrid

  • I remember reading an interview with Gary Barlow where he sobbingly admitted to being addicted to Big Mac's.

    Of Dove And Other Demons

  • "I got out of the bathtub," she sobbingly testifies.

    Courting Courtroom Junkies

  • When my husband and I first started seeing each other my daughter, from a previous marriage, would cry and sobbingly tell my husband that he was stealing all her kisses.


  • The hills sweated the ghi and sugar suet off his bones; the dry air, taken sobbingly at the head of cruel passes, firmed and built out his upper ribs; and the tilted levels put new hard muscles into calf and thigh.


  • Louise was white with exhaustion: her breath came sobbingly.

    Maurice Guest

  • On they flew; his body hammered the saddle; his breath came sobbingly.

    Australia Felix

  • At the outset, the girl obstinately prevaricated, but when she eventually heard that lady Feng intended to take a red-hot branding-iron and burn her mouth with, she at last sobbingly spoke out.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • A tearful playmate of Selden had sobbingly admitted that he had shown the boy a way into the ancient city, a way the grown-ups had thought securely locked.

    Ship Of Destiny

  • "We will not forget Felipe," the two women had sobbingly protested to each other at parting.

    The Mother of Felipe


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