peeringly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

peering +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

peeringly (comparative more peeringly, superlative most peeringly)

  1. While looking with difficulty.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
      [] most mariners cherish a very superstitious feeling about seals, arising not only from their peculiar tones when in distress, but also from the human look of their round heads and semi-intelligent faces, seen peeringly uprising from the water alongside.