Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a bitter manner. Mournfully; sorrowfully; in a manner expressing poignant grief or remorse.
- In a severe or harsh manner; sharply; severely; angrily: as, to censure bitterly.
- adv. In a bitter manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a bitter manner.
- adv. extremely and sharply
- adv. with bitterness, in a resentful manner
- adv. indicating something hard to accept
- bitter + -ly (Wiktionary)
“White also places a dead-looking tree behind the mother and child in his Hope for the Future but adds a noose; this and the mother's dejected pose -- her shoulders drooping, she holds the baby across her lap in the manner of a pieta -- make the title bitterly ironic.”
“So many anti-immigration fanatics complain about how immigrants are supposedly ruining this country, and one of the things they complain about bitterly is how most telphone menus say “Press 1 for English”.”
“They too depend upon the tolerance of the local authorities but usually the neighbors complain bitterly and the establishment does not stay open for long.”
“Perhaps they should they think of it this way - if healthcare and climate change aren't passed - you know the stuff we elected them to do - they should start worrying more about being challenged from the left - in bitterly contested primary fights.”
“(This backfired, as these things so often do, during the New Look controversy: Betty and Veronica used their blogs to complain bitterly about the redesign, and they even started rogue blogs off-site, which have since disappeared.)”
“Lipscomb's stunning 72-69 loss ended its season in bitterly disappointing fashion and served as another reminder that no matter how potent its top guns are, it won't become a champion until it becomes consistently proficient on the defensive end.”
“There is a strong parallel between the MSM and CRU – both are deeply entrenched in bitterly contested fields.”
“The march took about thirteen days through snow in bitterly cold conditions.”
“People of that type generally find increased law enforcement burdensome, and complain bitterly, but they are a tiny minority.”
“Get the other side to complain bitterly about what a hot, steamy turd it is and idiots on the other side will buy two or three each and fill up their Xmas stockings with them just out of spite. joe blow”
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