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- 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.