[ US /ənˈsɝtənɫi/ ]
[ UK /ʌnsˈɜːtənli/ ]
  1. in an unsteady manner
    The wounded soldier was swinging unsteadily on his legs
    he walked unsteadily toward the exit
  2. showing lack of certainty
    he paused uncertainly
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How To Use uncertainly In A Sentence

  • Babur holds the bag uncertainly, letting it swing.
  • My mind flickered uncertainly from one half-formed idea to another. THE EXECUTION
  • The conductor blinked uncertainly; J.B. tended to have that effect on folk, and the four of us were sufficiently large and ugly to daunt the stoutest ticket-walloper. THE NUMBERS
  • The woman stepped back, uncertainly, staring at him with the same suspicion, but overlaid now with doubt. A TROUT IN THE MILK
  • It waddled towards the pool, looking less like a predator than like an elderly sumo wrestler tottering uncertainly towards a bout with a reigning champion.
  • Now Mike himself was a sad musician, and the sound of him fandangoin 'uncertainly up and down the fretful spine of that instrument was a tribulation I'd put up with on account of friendship, pure and simple, but when that discord-lovin' lady cliff-dweller set all evenin 'in our tent and scraped snake-dances out of them catguts with a fish-bone, I pulled my freight and laid out in the moonlight with the dogs. Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories
  • The marine looked at him uncertainly, then grinned through his curling blond beard, leaned forward over his matchlock, and blew.
  • com...'Uh huh...' said Ellie uncertainly, although inside she was starting to feel very excited. LOOKING FOR ANDREW MCCARTHY
  • Katherine frowned, and the bow wavered uncertainly in her hands.
  • He stood uncertainly in the opening, his head moving from side to side, his weak eyes unable to penetrate the darkness. HE SHALL THUNDER IN THE SKY
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