Origin of anxious
Examples from the Web for anxiously
Dozens of tearful family members huddled at the Surabaya and Singapore airports, anxiously awaiting news of loved ones.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had been there as my mother and I sat with him around the clock, sleeping by his bedside, anxiously checking his vitals.
As much as she wants Four, she anxiously awaits the physical intimacy that this desire is pushing her towards.Sex Won’t Kill Young Adult Heroines: ‘Divergent’ and Rape Culture|Amy Zimmerman|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As she was anxiously awaiting her open-carry permit, she began shopping for a purse that would fit her weapon.Concealed Carry Handbags: An Evening Bag for Your Gun?|Erin Cunningham|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On Sunday, the world will anxiously await these character's final fates.Listen to ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul’s New Dance Song, “Dance Bitch”|Amy Zimmerman|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It goes without saying that the duke soon heard of the shepherd, for he had been anxiously awaiting the fate of the two governors.Czechoslovak Fairy Tales|Parker Fillmore
"I hope you have made no mistake, my lad," anxiously said Captain Daly.Wizard Will|Prentiss Ingraham
During the siege, the prophet was more than once anxiously consulted by the king as to the issue of the crisis.
But it is on my account, Hamilton,” said Louis, anxiously; “I cannot bear that you should quarrel with him for me.Louis' School Days|E. J. May
We stood in the hall, anxiously waiting the return of Jacob Naas.The Golden Grasshopper|W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for anxiously
Word Origin for anxious
Word Origin and History for anxiously
1620s, from Latin anxius "solicitous, uneasy, troubled in mind" (also "causing anxiety, troublesome"), from angere, anguere "choke, squeeze," figuratively "torment, cause distress" (see anger (v.)). The same image is in Serbo-Croatian tjeskoba "anxiety," literally "tightness, narrowness." Related: Anxiously; anxiousness.