uneasily

adverb
un·​eas·​i·​ly | \ ˌən-ˈē-zə-lē How to pronounce uneasily (audio) \

Definition of uneasily

: in an uneasy manner

Examples of uneasily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Having established in that book a world in which a village of humans and a forest of magical folk coexist uneasily, Ritter focuses the second book on Fable, daughter of the queen of the forest. oregonlive, "7 books for kids and teens worth a look this summer," 9 July 2020 For all the martial metaphors that politicians on both sides of the Atlantic like to invoke, humanity is not so much at war with the virus as uneasily, unwillingly cohabiting with it, with nowhere more hospitable to escape to. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "A Queasy London Celebrates the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of V-E Day," 9 May 2020 This vocal minority coexists uneasily with more numerous party regulars. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "What Do Republican Voters Want?," 16 Nov. 2019 Asset prices will float uneasily on a sea of central bank liquidity. Tom Saler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tom Saler: Pandemics, like coronavirus, can have lasting impacts on economic and political landscapes," 17 Apr. 2020 Director Nick Peet, making his feature debut, never establishes a consistent tone, with the proceedings veering uneasily between broad comedy and attempted pathos. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Lazy Susan': Film Review," 2 Apr. 2020 Still, the goals of economic growth and social uplift fitted together uneasily. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "The Fall of Evo Morales," 16 Mar. 2020 Church elders used the term for territories lying uneasily between established parishes. Ben Zimmer, WSJ, "‘No Man’s Land’: The Name for the Danger Zone in ‘1917’ Is Almost 1,000 Years Old," 17 Jan. 2020 But upstairs, on a terrace, a spiral staircase leads to a small rectangle of a studio perched uneasily atop the house, like a fortification. Washington Post, "Michael Tilson Thomas was once the ‘bad boy of classical music.’ Now, at 74, he still conducts with childlike delight.," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of uneasily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Uneasily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uneasily. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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