[ UK /sˈɜːt‍ʃɪŋli/ ]
  1. in a searching manner
    `Are you really happy with him,' asked her mother, gazing at Vera searchingly
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How To Use searchingly In A Sentence

  • She scanned the baby narrowly, then looked as searchingly at Sandra, whose face was turned to gaze across the fields.
  • He looked at us searchingly, a doleful expression demanding our sympathy.
  • Corney McVeigh stepped across the ancient threshold and gazed long and searchingly at the face in the darkened parlor; a face seamed and thin with toil and worry, yet infinitely sweet and motherlike to the world-lost man who choked back the tears as he felt again that almost forgotten child-love. Nancy McVeigh of the Monk Road
  • `Are you really happy with him,' asked her mother, gazing at Vera searchingly
  • The door of the pesthouse had opened abruptly and a short, portly man roughly dressed, unshaved and florid of complexion, appeared on the threshold a moment, eyed the approaching girls indifferently, glanced searchingly toward town, and again vanished within, closing the door behind him. Tabitha's Vacation
  • She added nothing, except with her eyes, which went wistfully, searchingly, beggingly, into his; till a film of tears gathered, and the book fell, and her arms went round him again and her face was hid. The Hills of the Shatemuc
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