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Definition of Probingly
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Literary usage of Probingly
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1. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton (1913)
""I believe he used to be round there at one time. I've never heard any good of him yet." He paused at a crossing and looked probingly at his son-in-law. ..."
2. George Eliot's Works by George Eliot (1894)
"He could have no conception what that demand was to the hearer, — how probingly it touched the hidden sensibility, the vividly conscious reticence of years; ..."
3. Poet Lore (1901)
"... when the meaning of men to Man is guessed at more probingly and felt more sympathetically than ever before, perhaps, since modern Civilization was born ..."
4. The Nineteenth Century (1891)
"... but it is thrust probingly into every clotted and mantled pool by the wayside. Without special nicety for his own nostril, he gives to the air the ..."
5. Ten Sermons on the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Isaac Massey Haldeman (1917)
"That is why the Church has been created, and this is its function and mission, to set the issue squarely up to every soul and ask insistently, probingly, ..."