drily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv drily in a dry laconic manner "I know that," he said dryly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Drily See Dryly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • drily See dryly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Drily same as Dryly. See under Dry
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Usage

In literature:

Yes, the sweets," said Bob drily; "and he ain't going to have 'em.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
As soon as he was quite safe there was a hearty laugh at Jack Penny's expense; and the doctor drily asked for the butterfly.
"Bunyip Land" by George Manville Fenn
This seems to me," he added drily, "rather a fishy place.
"Old Gold" by George Manville Fenn
Well, I don't say that," said Serge, drily, "because it do weigh a tidy bit.
"Marcus: the Young Centurion" by George Manville Fenn
Then Agatha said a little drily, 'And you will want your 100 pounds to do that, of course?
"The Carved Cupboard" by Amy Le Feuvre
My throat throbbed drily, but water nor whiskey would not have quenched my thirst.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
On my part,' he added drily, 'I am not slow to retaliate.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Joe saw the effect of his remark and smiled drily.
"The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice" by Allen Chapman
The leaves rustled drily in accompaniment to his sharp, dry voice.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Torrance opened his letter and smiled somewhat drily.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
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In poetry:

When the faltering periods lag,
Or his yawning audience flag,
When his speeches hobble vilely,
Or the House receives him drily,
Cheer, O! cheer him brother Bragge!
Cheer, O! cheer him brother Hiley!
"Ode To The" by George Canning