wonderingly

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Etymology[edit]

wondering +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

wonderingly (comparative more wonderingly, superlative most wonderingly)

  1. In a wondering manner; with wonderment.
    • 1848, Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son, London: Bradbury & Evans, Chapter 23, p. 245,[1]
      The flowers that Florence held to her breast began to fall when she heard those words, so wonderingly spoken.
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaie & Co., Volume I, Phase the First, Chapter 4, p. 50,[2]
      The poor creature looked wonderingly round at the night, at the lantern, at their two figures, as if he could not believe that at that hour, when every living thing was intended to be in shelter and at rest, he was called upon to go out and labour.
    • 1914, L. Frank Baum, Tik-Tok of Oz, Chicago: Reilly & Britton, Chapter Eight, p. 89,[3]
      “That will be sat-is-fac-tor-y,” said Tik-Tok, picking up the gun and examining it wonderingly, for he had never before seen such a weapon.
    • 1960, Muriel Spark, The Bachelors, London: Macmillan, Chapter 8,
      She listened to him wonderingly as he told her of the real miner’s cottage of his birth in Carmarthenshire where his father still lived []

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