insecurely

All Adverb
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  • He attempts to explain that both of these positions are based on insecurely founded.
  • Insecurely attached adults tend to act cold and experience many break-ups throughout their life.
  • He gave me the impression of a man holding insecurely on to intelligible life. Cited from The Mountebank, by William J. Locke
  • For too insecurely doth he stand who casteth not all his care upon Thee. Cited from The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas A Kempis
  • He was still very insecurely seated upon the English throne. Cited from Orange and Green, by G. A. Henty
  • According to their arrangement he had left the door insecurely fastened. Cited from I Spy, by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • They had taken down wet stones for seats; and these were somewhat insecurely fixed on the steep bank. Cited from Macleod of Dare, by William Black
  • It would not do to leave her so insecurely moored. Cited from Where the Blue Begins, by Christopher Morley
  • You love the pedestal on which you stand so insecurely. Cited from Jane Cable, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • Generally, securely attached children have been found to be more empathetic compared with insecurely attached children.
  • Who could say that some careless hand might not leave the door of the sty open or insecurely fastened during his absence? Cited from The Hawthorns, by Amy Walton
  • Insecurely fastened to the main structure, it has fallen out.
  • David's horses, insecurely picketed, had pulled up their stakes in the night and gone. Cited from The Emigrant Trail, by Geraldine Bonner
  • Uncle Jim made the clumsy gestures of those who struggle insecurely in the water. Cited from The History of Mr. Polly, by H. G. Wells
  • Many of the stones rested so insecurely that the slightest pressure would send them rolling downward. Cited from The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol, by Lewis E. Theiss
  • Still he retained her hand -- with the other she clung to a withered tree, whose roots held insecurely by the rock. Cited from Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2), by John Roby
  • She removed his hat, which was perched rather insecurely on the top of the bandages. Cited from The Price of Love, by Arnold Bennett
  • "The pin by which she attached it to her dress must have been insecurely fastened." Cited from The Filigree Ball, by Anna Katharine Green
  • He replaced the glasses insecurely upon his nose. Cited from Gentleman From Indiana, by Booth Tarkington
  • Maxi Gnauck held the lead until her last routine when she vaulted insecurely.
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Meaning of insecurely

  • adverb In a tentative and self-conscious manner
    she always acts very insecurely in the presence of her father
  • adverb In a manner involving risk
    our positions here at the university are rather insecurely supported by grant money