Definitions

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  • adj. Grim-looking, grim-natured.
  • adv. In a grim manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Grim; hideous; stern.
  • adv. In a grim manner; fiercely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Grim; stern; dreadful.
  • In a grim manner; sternly; fiercely; sullenly; severely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a grim implacable manner

Etymologies

Old English grimmliċ, corresponding to grim +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)
grim +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Tyrande cut in front of Broll, her expression grimly set.

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  • Auden pulled himself up straighter, his expression grimly proud.

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  • The Captain grimly assessed the damage to his ship.

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  • But some even more special dishes had been prepared by certain grimly determined and homesick-for-my-mama young teachers, and who knows, possibly a young department head, or two.

    Day Of The Abanderamiento

  • His hands clenched at his sides, his expression grimly forbidding.

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  • But drowning in her beautiful eyes would do him no damned good at all, he told himself firmly, before releasing her to move back behind the wheel and restart the engine, his expression grimly set as he began the last ten miles or so of their journey.

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  • 'Enchantress,' he called grimly from the helm, 'quit fretting.

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  • She took the pen and glanced at Mr. Cresswell; he was smiling slightly, but nevertheless she signed her name grimly, in a large round hand, "Sarah Smith."

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  • An enlarged picture of John himself glared grimly from a very heavy frame, on the opposite wall, the grimness of it somewhat relieved by the row of Sunday-school "big cards" that were stuck in around the frame.

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  • The scientists focused on people like Santiago Meza Lopez, also known as "pozolero," a nickname grimly derived from a famous Mexican soup, who was arrested by authorities in January.

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