Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a flat manner. With a flat surface or in a flat position; evenly; horizontally.
- Without spirit; dully.
- Without hesitation or disguise; plainly; peremptorily; positively.
- adv. In a definite manner; in a manner showing complete certainty.
- adv. In a manner that shows no emotion
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a flat manner; evenly; horizontally; without spirit; dully; frigidly.
- adv. peremptorily; positively; plainly; forthrightly.
- adv. in an unqualified manner
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“Bravura technology and dazzling effects can't overcome the film's shortcomings: Standard plot, poorly conceived villain flatly played by Kevin Spacey, and similarly wooden performance from newcomer Brandon Routh (who lacks humor) in all of his roles.”
“Tulisia said the word flatly, with no inflection, not quite able to believe it had even been voiced.”
“And he said, flatly, that is because of the stimulus, the stimulus that President Obama has put him in charge of implementing, Wolf.”
“Well, I pressed Tony Snow and since he's calling flatly the Democratic plan a recipe for defeat, I asked him, four years later, what is the recipe for success?”
“There is certain a number of such incidents - the over-dubbed flatly-intoned Spanish poetry recitations in particular never coming to life on the screen - but this is well balanced with a viewpoint that shows a human side to the characters and the mutual attraction between several extreme and driven personalities.”
“Its loss helped create a whole new category of business by providing an opportunity for a kind of flatly partisan talk radio programming that had not previously existed.”
“A little hard to chime in on the outrage when Bloomsbury is making the kind of flatly commercial decision that we're always being told we should make when shaping our work.”
“Jack puddings, " Harper said flatly, meaning officers.”
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