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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JERKILY

"I need to know something about the pigment patches," he said jerkily.

I pushed with all my might and, slowly and jerkily, the dingy slid off the shoal.

“Kicking up a racket in there,” he said jerkily, indicating the parlour.

Jerkily he came to the realization that the girl had ceased speaking.

Then he staggered back and jerkily brought his arm across his eyes.

When he walked, it was jerkily, as a drunk man sometimes does.

He stood before her fire and asked her jerkily if she would let him smoke.

"I suppose Gilbert Blythe is going to college in the fall," said Marilla jerkily.

While Mr Bloom stood weighing the point and about to smile he strode on jerkily.

At last she had bowed to you jerkily and sat down again, leaving the field to you.

WORD ORIGIN

1850, American English, from American Spanish charqui "jerked meat," from Quechua (Inca) ch'arki "dried flesh."

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