to charge with the fault, offense, or crime (usually followed by of):
He accused him of murder.
to find fault with; blame.
to make an .
She rose up in alarm, but something in his smile made her sit down and eye him accusingly.
Wunpost Dane Coolidge
Brother,” the parson answered, accusingly, “it is in the Bible; it must be true.
The Cruise of the Shining Light Norman Duncan
Mary came out of her office and stopped before Trudy accusingly.
The Gorgeous Girl Nalbro Bartley
You might be in better business than accusingly a poor boy falsely.
The Cash Boy Horatio Alger Jr.
“The God of the individualist,” he said at length—musingly, not accusingly.
The Inside of the Cup, Complete Winston Churchill
His unsmiling eyes are looking somberly, sternly, accusingly into hers.
Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
She still clasped the envelope of clippings and thrust it at him accusingly.
A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson
Edie turned upon the girl with the heap of baggage, accusingly.
Ruth Fielding At College Alice B. Emerson
She freed herself from him resolutely, rose, and stood before him, looking at him quite unfalteringly and accusingly.
The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
“You said it would be experience for Edward to be left alone,” he said, accusingly.
Dialstone Lane, Complete W.W. Jacobs
to charge (a person or persons) with some fault, offence, crime, etc; impute guilt or blame
c.1300, “charge (with an offense, etc.), impugn, blame,” from Old French acuser “to accuse, indict, reproach, blame” (13c.), earlier “announce, report, disclose” (12c.), or directly from Latin accusare “to call to account,” from ad- “against” (see ad-) + causari “give as a cause or motive,” from causa “reason” (see cause (n.)). Related: Accused; accusing; accusingly.
customary; usual; habitual: in their accustomed manner. habituated; acclimated (usually followed by to): accustomed to staying up late; accustomed to the noise of the subway. to familiarize by custom or use; habituate: to accustom oneself to cold weather. Contemporary Examples There was a busy, bustling, disputatious tone about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and […]
to familiarize by custom or use; habituate: to accustom oneself to cold weather. Historical Examples He had to instruct them to row together, and to accustom the port oarsmen to pull starboard from time to time. On the Spanish Main John Masefield At its foot he stopped and tried to accustom his eyes to the […]
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customary; usual; habitual: in their accustomed manner. habituated; acclimated (usually followed by to): accustomed to staying up late; accustomed to the noise of the subway. adjective usual; customary (postpositive) foll by to. used or inured (to) (postpositive) foll by to. in the habit (of): accustomed to walking after meals adj. late 15c., “made customary, habitual,” […]
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