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Examples from the Web for suspiciously
The loyalty she had assumed was mutual was looking to be suspiciously unreciprocated.Joan Rivers's Trailblazing, Troubled, and Complicated Role in Late-Night TV
September 5, 2014
Or hundreds of suspiciously young and fit drivers turn out to be members of the Russian special forces?Putin’s “Humanitarian” Convoy Nears Ukraine, APCs Cross in Secret
August 14, 2014
He raised the device in front of his face, eyeing it suspiciously from behind his Eugene Levy eyebrows.Inside Uber’s Political War Machine
June 30, 2014
Did Nicole Kidman have a ‘suspiciously’ smooth face at Cannes?Nicole Kidman Botox Insanity: Why All Women Lose Out When We Obsess Over Stars’ Faces
May 25, 2014
He did not however say that Putin lied, but rather that the Russian president's response was "suspiciously narrow" and evasive.Sorry, Snowden: Putin Lied to You About His Surveillance State—And Made You a Pawn of It
April 18, 2014
Mrs. McKee eyed her suspiciously, but Tillie's face showed no emotion.
Rosenfeld eyed him suspiciously, but, possessing a sense of humor also, he grinned.
Dorcas Jane, who was eleven and a half and not at all imaginative, eyed him suspiciously.The Trail Book
You, my reader, will probably have glanced at it as suspiciously as did Arthur Channing.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
It was an old, black-looking piece of wood, and I glanced at it suspiciously.My Double Life
- exciting or liable to excite suspicion; questionable
- disposed to suspect something wrong
- indicative or expressive of suspicion
Word Origin and History for suspiciously
"deserving of or exciting suspicion," mid-14c., from Old French suspecious, from Latin suspiciosus "exciting suspicion" (see suspicion). Meaning "full of or inclined to feel suspicion" is attested from c.1400. Edgar Allan Poe (c.1845) proposed suspectful to take one of the two conflicting senses. Related: suspiciously; suspiciousness.