- In a hacking manner; brokenly or jerkily.
- To cough hackingly. To laugh hackingly. To weep hackingly.
- The furnace protested long and hackingly like the lungs of an old smoker at an early morning cigarette.
- Magazine illustrations cut hackingly by her tiny, amateur fingers.
- 1902, Rudyard Kipling, “Wireless”, in Scribner's Magazine, Vol. 32; collected in Traffics and Discoveries, 1904, ebook:
- He coughed again hard and hackingly, as an old lady came in for ammoniated quinine.
1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XX:
- “So now everything's fine.” I uttered a hacking laugh. “No,” I said, in answer to a query from Aunt Dahlia. “I have not accidentally swallowed my tonsils, I was merely laughing hackingly. Ironical that the young blister should say that everything is fine, for at this very moment disaster stares us in the eyeball.”
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