frantically frantically  /f ˈræn tə kə li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in an uncontrolled manner

Usage(s):

  1. I moved my lips and gesticulated frantically without result.
  2. So Barrett headed back toward the cabin--to find her husband Mark and a family friend frantically gouging at the eyes of an 11 12-ft.
  3. Her fans wept openly and frantically shrieked when Li took the stage.

News

  1. Mom plucks baby from car crash

    A car careens onto a sidewalk, bowls over a 17-year-old woman and crushes the stroller holding her 10-month-old daughter. The mother immediately jumps up and frantically begins trying to pull the baby out from under the car.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Teen honored for saving life

    OLIVE BRANCH — Travis Bennett, 16, knew something was wrong when he saw a small child struggling frantically in a pond at Cherokee Valley Golf Course in Olive Branch.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: DeSoto Times-Tribune

  3. SUCCESS & SERVICE: Selfish act spurs a good deed by franchisee

    This is one of those times when life imitated art. Remember the scene in "It's a Wonderful Life" when Uncle Billy lost the Bailey Building & Loan's daily bank deposit? Villainous Old Man Potter found the cash and kept it even as he watched Billy searching frantically for the money.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Modesto Bee

Quotes

  1. "I thought our team should have won," Cote d'Ivoire coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said. "Both teams played like they didn't want to take big chances and lose. If you start to attack frantically against Portugal, they will kill you."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Sven-Goran Eriksson Source: Aljazeera.net

  2. "The fact that every week we have to frantically pull Chinese goods off store shelves shows that our safeguards are failing," Schumer said in a statement today.
    on Jul 1, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: Bloomberg

  3. "They consistently ignored the constituency that put them in power until it was late in the game, and then frantically tried to catch up at the last minute," said Dobson, who argued that religious conservatives ensured GOP wins in 2004.
    on Aug 4, 2006 By: James Dobson Source: Christian Post

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