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synonyms for shrinkingly

  • nervously
  • timidly
  • apprehensively
  • diffidently
  • in alarm
  • in fright
  • in terror
  • shyly
  • timorously
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How to use shrinkingly in a sentence

With wolfish eyes he saw her white hand close shrinkingly over the dead one on the table.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
Kite (shrinkingly) replies, “Oh I was only singing of the great Khakake, it is he who is said to fly so high.”
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
Bos'n looked shrinkingly at Mr. Smith's unshaven cheeks and then at Captain Cy.
CY WHITTAKER'S PLACEJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
At last she laid her hand shrinkingly on mine, and I grasped it firmly.
THE LAUGHING MILL AND OTHER STORIESJULIAN HAWTHORNE
She took it, and they went together, shrinkingly, into the presence of the dead.
THE CUP OF TREMBLING AND OTHER STORIESMARY HALLOCK FOOTE
She was helped into her coat, that seemed to have grown shrinkingly forlorn, and descended to the foyer with Fay.
FIND THE WOMANARTHUR SOMERS ROCHE
She stood, shrinkingly, before him, as if she were afraid to meet his eyes; but her passionate sorrow was quite hushed and mute.
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD CHARLES DICKENS
Captain Hagberd jerked himself free, and began to back away shrinkingly.
TO-MORROWJOSEPH CONRAD
As he spoke she stood looking at him, shrinkingly, uncertainly, trying to fathom the false ring of the conventional phrases.
ISTAR OF BABYLONMARGARET HORTON POTTER
Kite (shrinkingly) replies, "Oh I was only singing of the great Khakake, it is he who is said to fly so high."
THE AMERICAN INDIANSHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SHRINKINGLY

  • apprehensively
  • diffidently
  • in alarm
  • in fright
  • in terror
  • nervously
  • shrinkingly
  • shyly
  • timidly
  • timorously
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.