"There must be order here," he said, commandingly and the tumult subsided.
"Naught is your science of man, naught is your science of the stars," said the archdeacon, commandingly.
Esther was the repetition of her father, and when the case demanded could be firm and commandingly dignified.
Perhaps the Colonel spoke too impetuously; too commandingly.
Nathanael whispered, so imploringly—nay, commandingly, that Anne was startled.
I had never seen her so magnificently, so commandingly beautiful.
The drawing-room window overlooked the garden thoroughly and commandingly.
Trebell stands in the window-way; a light in his eyes, and speaks low but commandingly.
commandingly he repeated them to cabby peeping down through his pygmy man-trap in the roof, and away went the two-wheeler.
She stepped back a little, so that the man might not strike the weapon from her hand, and spoke shortly, commandingly to him.
late 15c. (in astronomy), present participle adjective from command (v.). Meaning "nobly dignified" is from 1590s. Meaning "dominant by virtue of size or position" is from 1630s. Related: Commandingly (mid-15c.).