Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a whispering manner; quietly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a whisper, or low voice; in a whispering manner; with whispers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a whispering manner; in a low voice.

Etymologies

whispering +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I suppose all one could do back in those days was helplessly stare at her, whisperingly, watching her unhurried manners as she walked the streets throughout the city.

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  • She would bustle herself into a place, and make room for her more bashful companions, through the frowns of the first possessors, at a crowded theatre, leaving every one near her amazed at her self-consequence, wondering she had no servant to keep place for her; whisperingly inquiring who she was; and then sitting down admiring her fortitude.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • He called her sister in their hearing; and Sally, whisperingly, gave the young lady and her mother, in her own way, the particulars of the affront she had received; making herself an angel of light, to cast the brighter ray upon the character of her heroic brother.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The women were extremely affected, Mrs. Lovick especially; who said, whisperingly to Mrs. Smith, We have an angel, not a woman, with us, Mrs. Smith!

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I respectfully withdrew into the next room, that Mrs. Moore might acquaint her, (I durst not myself,) that I was her lodger and boarder, as, whisperingly, I desired that she would; and meeting

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Denied the sun, and all comfort: all my visiters low-born, tip-toe attendants: even those tip-toe slaves never approaching me but periodically, armed with gallipots, boluses, and cephalic draughts; delivering their orders to me in hated whispers; and answering other curtain-holding impertinents, inquiring how I was, and how I took their execrable potions, whisperingly too!

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Besides, said she, whisperingly, I must see what sort of creatures the nieces are.

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  • Bella whisperingly said; looking at my brother, and lifting up her lip in contempt.

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  • But he wants sadly to say something to me, as he whisperingly hinted.

    Pamela

  • “And I whisper another,” said she, but not whisperingly, “that no place warrants ill manners.”

    Pamela

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