• WordNet 3.6
    • adv surlily in a churlish manner "the store owner treated his customers churlishly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Surlily In a surly manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • surlily In a surly manner; crabbedly; morosely.
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In literature:

Swanson, however, kept surlily to himself.
"The Pirate Shark" by Elliott Whitney
Frank spoke moodily, and Jacob answered surlily.
"Frank Oldfield" by T.P. Wilson
As I came up to the old fellow he glanced at me surlily, stopped digging, and began to scrape his big shining spade.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
The man surlily replied that they had not enough food for themselves, and that the barley had all gone to pay the taxes.
"Yussuf the Guide" by George Manville Fenn
The sea was dashing surlily upon the rocks below, and there was too much mist to let any stars shine upon her.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851" by Various
But Steve was surlily anxious.
"His "Day In Court"" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
The man answered surlily that they had not; but something made me feel suspicious, since they had made so early a start.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
He spoke shyly and a little surlily like Chris when he is in mischief.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
He rises surlily, brushing some blood off his forehead.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
The fellow had little to say, answering surlily the questions put to him by Plutina.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Pointing to the food, he surlily ordered me to eat, and immediately again locked the door.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI" by Various
I asked him for a drink which he surlily refused.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Here he found a yeoman porter, who accosted him surlily.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
He looked at me surlily, but laughing.
"The Seven-Branched Candlestick" by Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
The driver of the mule team sat still, and looked at Mr. March and the Deacon surlily without speaking.
"Nelly's Silver Mine" by Helen Hunt Jackson
The other, presenting a villainous hairy face, nodded surlily toward an ice-coated ladder.
"Snowdrift" by James B. Hendryx
One of the men opened the door, and he went out surlily.
"Harding of Allenwood" by Harold Bindloss
Mr. Levi nodded surlily.
"Checkmate" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Then Jake surlily dismissed his women.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
The contractor hesitated and finally nodded surlily.
"The Lucky Seventh" by Ralph Henry Barbour