fretfully

All Adverb
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  • She said fretfully to herself that she could see nothing in this vast room. Cited from The History of David Grieve, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • But he turned it off a little fretfully, and she never returned to the charge. Cited from It Is Never Too Late to Mend, by Charles Reade
  • Her husband rose fretfully from his chair, and took her from me. Cited from Basil, by Wilkie Collins
  • She spoke fretfully, but she still held the mirror before her face. Cited from Pollyanna, by Eleanor H. Porter
  • "Why?" she said, fretfully, turning her head from side to side. Cited from To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  • As the two stood fretfully debating, the door of the room again opened. Cited from Battle Of The Strong, by G. Parker, v3
  • "Why do we go so soon?" she demanded fretfully in German. Cited from The Street of Seven Stars by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • You may hurt your health, and still more certainly, you will go to work fretfully and impetuously. Cited from The Young Step-Mother,Charlotte M. Yonge
  • "Beatrice, why did you put that into his head?" her mother demanded, fretfully. Cited from Her Prairie Knight, by B. M. Bower
  • The letter fell to the floor and he picked it up, one sheet at a time, fretfully. Cited from Flower of the Dusk, by Myrtle Reed
  • Dance stood ready, but there was no boathook, and he fretfully asked what he was to do. Cited from The Black Bar, by George Manville Fenn
  • "Why not?" she asked fretfully, but for the first time since they had met she submitted to his will. Cited from Boy Woodburn, by Alfred Ollivant
  • Nan turned her head fretfully from one side to the other. Cited from The Moon out of Reach, by Margaret Pedler
  • "Am I going to be done out of that secret passage altogether?" asked Bill fretfully. Cited from The Red House Mystery, by A. A. Milne
  • I called in about that, and Dad told me fretfully to be sure to stay out of trouble. Cited from Four-Day Planet, by Henry Beam Piper
  • Every wicked act he had committed he laid fretfully at the door of her refusal to marry him. Cited from Tess of the Storm Country, by Grace Miller White
  • "Oh, my dear, when does Garvington ever mean anything?" said the other woman fretfully. Cited from Red Money, by Fergus Hume
  • He wondered, fretfully, why she should take the trouble to lie to him so persistently upon this one point. Cited from Old Rose and Silver, by Myrtle Reed
  • His youngest child, he fretfully explained, had been ill all the night before, and his own rest had been badly broken. Cited from Half a Dozen Girls, by Anna Chapin Ray
  • "If I could tell you the dreams I have!" he cried fretfully. Cited from Best Short Stores of 1921 ... Yearbook of American Short Story
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Meaning of fretfully

  • adverb In a fretful manner
    fretfully, the baby tossed in his crib