- r in a numb manner; without feeling
I stared at him numbly
- And since he never bothers to establish why we should care about any of his characters, we just sit there numbly, awaiting the next sensation and trying, without notable success .
- A few passengers bobbed to the surface; some clung numbly to pieces of debris while others screamed desperately for help.
- Edward Darvall listened numbly as Barnard told him: "We have done our best, and there is nothing more that can be done to help your daughter.