- r in a fretful manner
fretfully, the baby tossed in his crib
- He spoke fondly of his young daughter and fretfully about his health.
- The child is a whale, inside a hollow iceberg; it fretfully watches its parents' shadows outside the ice wall as it tries to escape.
- Says she fretfully: "The trouble with getting inside your head is that once I'm there I'm on my own.