Origin of frantic
Related formsfran·ti·cal·ly, fran·tic·ly, adverbfran·tic·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for frantically
Staffers were frantically compiling information from eyewitnesses and Japanese sources.The Intern Who Birthed The KAL007 Conspiracy Theories|Tim Mak|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The others disappeared into the school, frantically hustling to try to make deals.
Backward, backward, backward Ghana ran, and frantically…toward its own endangered goal.Stars and Stripes 2, Black Stars 1: Team USA Takes a Win From Ghana|Tunku Varadarajan|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He winks, smacks his lips and frantically drains the go-cup.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The mother of five frantically jumps from one argument to the next as if playing a high stakes game of Catchphrase.
Frantically, she looked around for something to hold it shut.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea
Should there be a bonfire in the quad, it is he who comes out and frantically attempts to put it out.Oxford|Frederick Douglas How
He frantically placed himself at the mercy of remarkable fates if his tale were not true.The Open Boat and Other Stories|Stephen Crane
Its alarm cry is frantically answered by the two strange, invisible bird voices that come from the top of the tower!Our Vanishing Wild Life|William T. Hornaday
Carl heaved at the drunken man's arm, frantically in the darkness.Martyr|Alan Edward Nourse