fumblingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fumbling +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

fumblingly (comparative more fumblingly, superlative most fumblingly)

  1. In a fumbling manner; while fumbling.
    • 1907, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Human Toll (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 299:
      Fumblingly she groped and groped, till the burning blood gushed from her nose and mouth; then, mercifully, her tired senses swooned, and she fell with her head resting on the tree.