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  • adverb In a scared manner, with fear.


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  • A half-woken stoat peeped scaredly from its lair in a drystone wall and a skinny old doe stood alert and watchful on a limestone outcrop.

    City of Bohane by Kevin Barry – review 2011

  • From where he sat with crossed knees and his nicely polished shoes far out so that passers-by were forced to a small detour, Albert looked suddenly across at his mother-in-law, rather scaredly white.

    Star-Dust Fannie Hurst 1928

  • He then turned round and looked scaredly at Crean and myself.

    South with Scott Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans Mountevans 1918

  • Stephen, who is quite close to it, looks at it rather scaredly, and moves away quickly to the cannon.

    Major Barbara George Bernard Shaw 1903

  • The housemaid hurried scaredly in to the bar behind and whispered to the boss.

    The Rising of the Court Henry Lawson 1894

  • James looked scaredly back at her, wriggling his hands around in his lap.

    Autism Hub 2009

  • THE WOMAN [pulling herself together after looking scaredly at

    The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet George Bernard Shaw 1903


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