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Definition of Tryingly
1. in a distressing manner [adv]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tryingly
|try out one's own chops|
tryingly (current term)
Literary usage of Tryingly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1856)
"... was indeed very tryingly attired. She wore a sort of close cap, concealing ears and hair, and rising into a high conical crest, terminating in a volute ..."
2. Victorian Prose Masters: Thackeray--Carlyle--George Eliot--Matthew Arnold by William Crary Brownell (1901)
"As a theme we must be acknowledged to be tryingly inchoate, elusively heterogeneous. A still greater difficulty is presented by the absence of precedents in ..."
3. Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1849)
"The poor little woman was most tryingly placed; she came into the world without the customary letters of credit upon those two great bankers of humanity, ..."
4. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1879)
"As a matron of six or seven years' standing Angelina now appears to us tryingly commonplace. The brightness is all extinguished ; everything natural has ..."
5. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1896)
"... be a little over- zealous and tryingly eager. The clergy who gain the most personal influence are those who exercise the greatest self-sacrifice. ..."