All Adverb
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  • At this time she was not quite twenty-one, and felt herself to be distressingly advanced in years. Cited from Saturday's Child, by Kathleen Norris
  • One man wrote that he was distressingly ugly, and asked what should he do about it. Cited from Americans and Others, by Agnes Repplier
  • She can no longer walk alone, and is distressingly weak! Cited from The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters
  • At last he looked distressingly straight at my face. Cited from Tell England, by Ernest Raymond
  • Both sexes are distressingly plain; I saw only one pretty girl amongst them. Cited from To the Gold Coast for Gold, v1, Burton & Cameron
  • The road had been distressingly bare of anything worth carrying home. Cited from Further Adventures of Lad, Albert Payson Terhune
  • He shuffled away in the same distressingly nervous manner, and closed the door behind him. Cited from The Unclassed, by George Gissing
  • The people are not afraid of us here as they were so distressingly elsewhere: we hope to buy food here. Cited from Last Journals of David Livingstone, II (of 2), by David Livingstone
  • Notwithstanding the fact that he started early enough for the Chamber, he was distressingly late for the meeting. Cited from Truxton King, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • Now that the Radicals have become so distressingly powerful, it was high time. Cited from Rosmersholm, by Henrik Ibsen
  • But the people in these houses were distressingly dirty, and she found no place to wash. Cited from The Girl from Montana, by Grace Livingston Hill
  • They early perceived the change, and became distressingly fond of him. Cited from Hubert's Wife, by Minnie Mary Lee
  • Possibly he did not quite understand the French of it, for her near presence always confused his small knowledge of the language distressingly. Cited from Three John Silence Stories, by Algernon Blackwood
  • But he remained distressingly European through it all. Cited from Short-Stories, by Various, Ed. by L. A. Pittenger
  • These people swell the death lists in Southern cities' health offices to such distressingly large numbers. Cited from Twentieth Century Negro Literature, by Various
  • Eventually 'she became unable to do anything almost for herself, for the nervous irritability had distressingly increased. Cited from Fat and Blood, by S. Weir Mitchell
  • The place is charming; not to its inhabitants perhaps, but to us from a land where everything is distressingly new. Cited from Tramping in Mexico, by Harry A. Franck
  • It was almost distressingly evident that the muffler had either been lost or thrown away. Cited from The Killer, by Stewart Edward White
  • In mind, however, he was the youngest there, and his manner was often distressingly juvenile. Cited from Mike Fletcher, by George Moore (George Augustus Moore)
  • Yet, if wisdom is not learnt, the damage to the child may be distressingly serious. Cited from The Nervous Child, by Hector Charles Cameron
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