from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a scrambling or haphazard manner.

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  • adverb With a scrambling motion.


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scrambling +‎ -ly


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  • Though really, to be fair, it wasn't by any stretch of the imagination as all-fired, full-throttle, skull-scramblingly bad as I'd hoped.

    Off the Shelf cassandraclare 2007

  • For some time, however, Alexander gingerly and scramblingly led the way.

    The Captain's Doll 2003

  • Hopefully the boy extended the package -- to have it snatched from his hand, scramblingly emptied, and the box flipped ceilingward.

    The Young Railroaders Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity Francis Lovell Coombs

  • He shouted to Ainley, who hurried scramblingly over a heap of the obstructing logs, and who, after one look at that which the Indian had retrieved, stood there shaking like wind-stricken corn; his face white and ghastly, his eyes full of agony.

    A Mating in the Wilds Ottwell Binns

  • For a mile or more, so thick was the underwood, we walked in the bed of the stream; now freely, where it was smooth-spread sand, and now where it narrowed and deepened among rocks, scramblingly and with many a splashing stumble.

    It, and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris 1914

  • This week’s movie so bold, so unusual, so mind-scramblingly brilliant it stands as a true original, a risky, daring, one-of-a-kind gambit Hollywood would never try today!

    17 – March – 2009 – The Bleat. 2009


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