• WordNet 3.6
    • adv coolly in a composed and unconcerned manner "without more ado Barker borrowed a knife from his brigade Major and honed it on a carborundum stone as coolly as a butcher"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Coolly Coolish; cool.
    • adv Coolly In a cool manner; without heat or excessive cold; without passion or ardor; calmly; deliberately; with indifference; impudently.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • coolly Without heat; with a moderate degree of cold: as, the wind blew coolly through the trees.
    • coolly With a moderate sensation of cold.
    • coolly Without haste or passion; calmly; deliberately: as, the design was formed coolly and executed with firmness.
    • coolly In a cool or indifferent manner; not cordially; carelessly; disrespectfully: as, he was coolly received at court.
    • coolly With quiet presumption or impudence; nonchalantly; impudently: as, he coolly took the best for himself.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coolly (Spens.) cool
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cól; Ger. kühl. See Cold and Chill.


In literature:

Even as it was, he seemed making ready to leap at the throat of the youth, who was sitting on the blanket, looking coolly at him.
"The Hunters of the Ozark" by Edward S. Ellis
But Dave ignored the man's glance as he stepped up, eyeing the young woman coolly.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
Her cheeks were burning again: "You did it much better," she said coolly, as he joined her.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
Charlie takes it quite coolly, however, I must say.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Stay and dine with me, and we can chat matters over coolly.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
Manuel Torres was leaning over the rail, coolly smoking a cigar.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
In fact, the envoys were received coolly from the outset.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Death seemed inevitable, and I thought it was as well to take it coolly.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
I coolly explained that we simply meant to try and exist another day or two if buckwheat flour and coffee and sugar would keep us alive.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
Garth coolly returned to Natalie.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner

In poetry:

(Madman at the wheel
gun at the neck
space populous & arching
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
The felon very coolly loosed his collar and his stock,
And placed his wicked head upon the handy little block.
The hatchet was uplifted for to settle PETER GRAY,
When GILBERT plainly heard a woman's voice exclaiming, "Stay!"
"Annie Protheroe. A Legend of Stratford-le-Bow" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And when her face grows pale, and when her eyes grow dim,
And when he is tired of her and she is tired of him,
She'll do what she ought to have done, and coolly count the cost;
And then she'll see things clear, and know what she has lost.
"Gone With A Handsomer Man" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

"De Blob 's" coolly fluid soundtrack is as artfully applied as the paint job on the buildings.
Though Robyn's been cast in the past as the Swedish Britney, she's been too coolly unconventional to conquer America.
Markets React Coolly to Hungary Debt Plan.
The Way to Deal Coolly With Everyday Disasters.
An auditorium hall full of Windows developers witnessed an execution at the Professional Developers Conference here Wednesday, as Microsoft product managers coolly and deliberately killed the Microsoft Office Assistant.
Stoppard 's Coolly Clever 'Arcadia'.
A gunman coolly drew a weapon from his pocket and opened fire at the teeming subway entrance to the Pentagon complex, wounding two police officers before being shot and critically wounded, officials said.
Barack Obama handled it coolly.
The Democratic National Committee this morning released this clip of the president rallying the troops, if rather coolly, for 2010.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney step into a more free-wheeling town-hall style debate on Tuesday night, a setting that has given the two coolly intellectual candidates some trouble in the past.
How coolly poised, Evgenia Citkowitz's prose.
" The Republican coolly responded, "Attacking me is not an agenda" for dealing with a dangerous world.
Stink it up for the first 50 minutes, dig a hole, then find a way to coolly get out of it.
The Yankees clubhouse, a coolly professional space after wins and losses alike, was giddy about Raul Ibanez's theatrics on Wednesday night.
Ronaldo opens scoring for Real Madrid Posted: Dec 04, 2012 Check out Cristiano Ronaldo's coolly finished goal against Ajax.

In science:

Her response was “His brooding” after which she coolly changed the topic back to Shakespeare.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test