nervously

All Adverb
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  • She looked up at him nervously, and dropped her eyes once more. Cited from The King's Achievement, by Robert Hugh Benson
  • She closed and re-opened her right hand nervously, and a new light came into her eyes. Cited from The Sins of Severac Bablon, by Sax Rohmer
  • The girl with the gold-red hair, who sat between the other two, started nervously. Cited from Rosemary, by Josephine Lawrence
  • And he was nervously afraid just now to think of what her loss might mean to him. Cited from The Treasure of Heaven, by Marie Corelli
  • Nevertheless, as she turned from the bed she looked nervously over her shoulder. Cited from The Long Night, by Stanley Weyman
  • Even when crossing the room to take my orders he let his one hand play nervously with the other. Cited from Short Stories of Various Types, ed. by Laura F. Freck
  • When he closed the door behind him, he stood rubbing his hands together nervously. Cited from No Surrender!, by G. A. Henty
  • He held out his hand to her, and she laid hers nervously within it. Cited from The Swindler and Other Stories, by Ethel M. Dell
  • But ended up not doing and looking nervously at the press conference.
  • He started nervously as he caught sight of me reaching up to turn off the light in the library. Cited from R. Holmes & Co., by John Kendrick Bangs
  • As he shook hands with me quickly and rather nervously, he seemed to avoid my eyes. Cited from Uncle Max, by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • The young man nervously mentioned the aunt's name and asked whether she was at home. Cited from More Translations from the Chinese, by Various
  • He was considering as nervously as a woman whether he should say anything to this boy. Cited from The Debtor, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • She opened the street door, and her eye wandered nervously up and down. Cited from The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes, by Israel Zangwill
  • The new season started nervously, since the team was constantly under-performing during friendly games.
  • He found her to be in a very run-down state, in bad condition nervously, and really ill. Cited from The Girl and Her Religion, by Margaret Slattery
  • And then she did it up again nervously and quickly. Cited from Short Stories of Various Types, ed. by Laura F. Freck
  • He drew his one hand across his mouth nervously. Cited from The Calico Cat, by Charles Miner Thompson
  • I soon got control of myself, but I could not help trembling nervously. Cited from Marie Claire, by Marguerite Audoux
  • He dropped my arm, and, falling back a pace, looked nervously about him. Cited from Poison Island, by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
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Meaning of nervously

  • adverb In an anxiously nervous manner
    we watched the stock market nervously
  • adverb With nervous excitement
    our bodies jumped nervously away at the slightest touch