frantically


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fran·tic

 (frăn′tĭk)
adj.
1. Highly excited with strong emotion or frustration; frenzied: frantic with worry.
2. Characterized by rapid and disordered or nervous activity: made a frantic last-minute search for the lost key.
3. Archaic Mentally deranged.

[Middle English frantik, from Old French frenetique, from Latin phrenēticus; see frenetic.]

fran′ti·cal·ly, fran′tic·ly adv.
fran′tic·ness n.
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Adv.1.frantically - in an uncontrolled manner; "she fought back madly"

frantically

adverb
In a violent, strenuous way:
Translations
باهْتِياج
horečnězoufale
hektisktstresset
őrjöngve
meî æsingi

frantically

[ˈfræntɪkəlɪ] ADVfrenéticamente, con frenesí

frantically

[ˈfræntɪkəli] adv [rush, search] → frénétiquement

frantically

adv
(= desperately) try, searchverzweifelt
(= hectically) work, run aroundhektisch; wave, scribble, scramble, runwie wild; she is frantically busysie hat wahnsinnig viel zu tun (inf)

frantically

[ˈfræntɪklɪ] adv (gen) → freneticamente, affannosamente

frantic

(ˈfrӕntik) adjective
1. anxious or very worried. The frantic mother searched for her child.
2. wildly excited. the frantic pace of modern life.
ˈfrantically adverb
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Clasp your hands so, and stagger across the room, crying frantically, `Roderigo Save me
Over the low bushes and logs he leaped frantically.
Eagerly and frantically they tried to move it by their combined weight.
He seemed conscious of possessing a keener power of enjoyment than other people; his quick recognitions made him frantically impatient of deliberate judgments.
Some among them gnashed their teeth in anger, others vented their feelings in yells, and some, again, beat the air as frantically as if the object of their resentment were suffering under their blows.
The house was full of cries and lamentations, shrieks and screams, servants frantically tearing their hair, throwing themselves on the ground, or running distractedly about, lamenting.
I found myself one of these, frantically imploring a knot of sailors whom I knew, not to let those two lost creatures perish before our eyes.
At that point, my convict became so frantically exasperated, that he would have rushed upon him but for the interposition of the soldiers.
And he bent over Henrietta, who clung to him frantically.
said the stage-manager, frantically pushing his hands through his rebellious hair.
Pigling squealed; then ran back frantically, hoping to overtake Alexander and the policeman.
He clutched frantically to save himself but had too round a surface to grasp, besides being hampered by his weapon.