from The Century Dictionary.

  • With or from fear; in a timorous or cowardly manner.
  • In a manner to cause fear or awe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a fearful manner.

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  • adverb in a fearful manner; characterized by fear

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in fear,
  • adverb in an alarming manner


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fearful +‎ -ly


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  • As he limped across the yard, she called fearfully, "He has that there gun of his'n with him all the timedo be careful!"

    The Saliva Tree Aldiss, Brian 1966

  • Be it remembered that this document was prepared quite as much for German eyes as for the Ambassador's, and nothing gives a man standing and respect in the Teutonic mind as much as a name fearfully and wonderfully adorned.

    In the Claws of the German Eagle Albert Rhys Williams 1922

  • I raised myself slowly and fearfully from the earth, and at length I stood upright.

    The Last Man Anonymous 1826

  • Crysania called fearfully, struggling to her feet.

    War of the Twins Weis, Margaret 1986

  • Crysania called fearfully, struggling to her feet.

    War of the Twins Weis, Margaret 1986

  • She recalled fearfully the moment when she had crouched against the window with her hand protecting the jewel, and Harry's hand grasping her wrist.

    The Coast of Chance Esther Chamberlain

  • Grimes arose, and it was evident that Kelly's generosity deepened his resentment more than the blow which had sent him so rapidly to the ground; however, he was still cool, but his brows knit, his eye flashed with double fierceness, and his complexion settled into a dark blue shade, which gave to his whole visage an expression fearfully ferocious.

    The Station; The Party Fight And Funeral; The Lough Derg Pilgrim Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three William Carleton 1831

  • Gove should "fearfully" await the arrival of Christmas Eve.

    Tory spokesman is wrong Burke's Corner 2008

  • Men, old or young, must see for themselves how 'fearfully' as well as 'wonderfully' they are made, before they can have a thorough and abiding conviction of the nature of _disobedience_, or of the penalties that attend, as well as follow it.

    The Young Man's Guide William A. Alcott 1824

  • His head is large, and formed with a perfection which we call classic; his features are noble, modelled by that hand of Nature which framed this man "fearfully," indeed, and

    Beaux and Belles of England Mrs. Mary Robinson, Written by Herself, With the lives of the Duchesses of Gordon and Devonshire Mary Robinson 1779


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