from The Century Dictionary.
- In a startling manner; surprisingly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a startling manner.
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- adverb In a
startlingmanner; in a manner that startles; surprisingly; shockingly.
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- adverb in a startling manner
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