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For an instant, he hesitated while the others regarded him doubtfully.

Now, every man who was a handful or two short of his crop began to look at us doubtfully.

Jethro looked at her doubtfully, and then, as she smiled at him, he smiled also.

Little Dorrit looked at him doubtfully, and not without alarm. '

The guard watched us doubtfully, and angrily, but he let us pass.

Pache doubtfully replied, "it is not for any pleasure of mine that I am here—but the gendarmes—"

“If you need money—to pay the fine,” began Solange, doubtfully.

"That sounds more like musical comedy," said Eric doubtfully.

"Edward says they're all rot, too," replied Charlotte, doubtfully.

"Maybe I'd better leave you the lantern," he said, doubtfully.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from doubt (n.) + -ful. Related: Doubtfully; doubtfulness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DOUBTFULLY

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