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    fascinatedly

    "He eyes at it fascinatedly."

    Does that word exist?
    Open Office underlines it as mistake. A search engine search produces a few results, most of them from online dictionaries.

    Seems like it is not used that much, which makes me wonder.

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    Re: fascinatedly

    Quote Originally Posted by stares-at-stars View Post
    "He eyes at it fascinatedly."

    Does that word exist?
    Open Office underlines it as mistake. A search engine search produces a few results, most of them from online dictionaries.

    Seems like it is not used that much, which makes me wonder.
    I've never come across it. "He eyes at it..." is meaningless.

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    Re: fascinatedly

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "He eyes at it..." is meaningless.
    Would "he eyes it" work? With "eye" being the verb?

    I learned it means as much as "looking at it", "scrutinizing it".

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    Re: fascinatedly

    Quote Originally Posted by stares-at-stars View Post
    Would "he eyes it" work? With "eye" being the verb?

    I learned it means as much as "looking at it", "scrutinizing it".
    Yes, "He eyes it" is OK. Not with "fascinatedly" though.

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    #5

    Re: fascinatedly

    I've never heard "fascinatedly" used either. "To eye" is a perfectly good verb.

    He eyed it with fascination.

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