[ US /ˈæŋkʃəsɫi/ ]
[ UK /ˈæŋʃəsli/ ]
  1. with anxiety or apprehension
    we watched anxiously
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How To Use anxiously In A Sentence

  • Here and there a mother turned her head to call back anxiously for the bleating lambkin lost behind the white curtain; and, dim and grotesque, the awkward strayling would come gamboling into sight. Virginia: the Old Dominion
  • Ewood Park is an all-seater stadium but few stayed seated as fans stood anxiously, knowing either side could lose.
  • I anxiously await the appearance of the first Concord grapes from the farm nearby. Laura Silverman: Flight Of The Concords: Grape Sorbet
  • The Oedipus stage manager paces anxiously by the footlights.
  • Michael glanced anxiously down the corridor, but Wilfred was nowhere to be seen.
  • I did so, and Bailie Jarvie was looking anxiously around for another, the Scottish law requiring the subscription of two witnesses to validate either a bond or acquittance. Rob Roy
  • He was looking around anxiously, glancing up the stairs and towards the kitchen.
  • I just got so tired of anxiously crossing and uncrossing my legs and looking away from the screen.
  • ‘Nothing for me, sir, thank you,’ anxiously undrawing the strings of the little bag; ‘but if, while you stay here, you could be so kind as to teach my sister cheap —’ Little Dorrit
  • They are waiting anxiously to see who will succeed him.
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