Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an astringent manner.
- adv. In the manner of an astringent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In an astringent manner.
- astringent + -ly (Wiktionary)
“When I look out of the window I see an astringently cold, bleak January day.”
“He's not overtly or astringently political, as so many talk hosts today are.”
“Sutherland chaired the 2005 Man Booker Prize committee and in his new book comments astringently on literary awards, including the Nobel Prize www.nobelprize.org.”
“Ah, at last, a decently priced New Zealand sauvignon blanc that's not astringently dry and has some body to it, and not made "interesting" by the addition of a lot of grassy flavors.”
“Their flesh fries as astringently as that of any Vssey.”
“My own Mercedes, milk-coffee-coloured, stood beyond: and what, I thought astringently, was it saying about me!”
“For God's sake, I told myself astringently, take a grip on things.”
“I answered my own question astringently: I'd written a novel, what did it matter if it won or lost on its own terms?”
“ElspettTs recovery was rapid-which, as she remarked somewhat astringently, was fortunate for the sanity of those who could not imagine how the impossible rescue had been accomplished.”
“It was one of those mornings that draw people back to L.A. despite the craziness, the air ocean-washed and astringently cool under a deep blue sky.”
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