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anxiously

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anxious +‎ -ly

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anxiously (comparative more anxiously, superlative most anxiously)

  1. In an anxious manner; with painful uncertainty; solicitously.
    He anxiously awaited the arrival of his child.
    • 1909, Archibald Marshall, The Squire's Daughter, Ch.I:
      He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance. [] But she said she must go back, and when they joined the crowd again [] she found her mother standing up before the seat on which she had sat all the evening searching anxiously for her with her eyes, and her father by her side.

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