protestingly

[ noun proh-test; verb pruh-test, proh-test ]SEE DEFINITION OF protestingly
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROTESTINGLY

"Oh, it's a great, long—" began Captain Bailey protestingly.

"You let me make the chase," said Shif'less Sol, protestingly.

They move ponderously and protestingly in the wake of the Continent.

"So you think, but remember that I happened to be your son," he said, protestingly.

"I canna tak' it," said Vara protestingly, with the paper in her fingers.

Fillmore removed a hand from his waistcoat buttons and waved it protestingly.

“But——” began Thomas Ashley protestingly, when his wife interrupted him.

“But I have not yet begun to talk,” cried Harriet protestingly.

“I like not the day, gentle duke,” said Jeanne protestingly to Alençon.

First, Lounsbury held forth; next, the trooper, protestingly.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "avowal, pledge, solemn declaration," from Old French protest (Modern French prôtet), from preotester, and directly from Latin protestari "declare publicly, testify, protest," from pro- "forth, before" (see pro-) + testari "testify," from testis "witness" (see testament).

Meaning "statement of disapproval" first recorded 1751; adjectival sense of "expressing of dissent from, or rejection of, prevailing mores" is from 1953, in reference to U.S. civil rights movement. First record of protest march is from 1959.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PROTESTINGLY

unwillingly

adverbreluctantly
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