Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a grinning manner.
- adv. With a grin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a grinning manner.
- grinning + -ly (Wiktionary)
“The harshest critique I heard was from my dad, who grinningly said "It sounds like you're having too much fun.”
“He seized it with his left hand, with a quick pull and twist wrenched it off, and grinningly tossed it, as a joke, into the pandanus basket which still his wife with one hand held before him while with the other she clutched her forehead bleeding from a flying fragment of pistol.”
“It's silly and patronising and, anyway, even the most witless bores in society have long since moved on to grinningly saying "simples" in a daft foreign accent at the end of their sentences.”
“A glamorous adventure-woman, she was pictured in sepia photos wearing all manner of dapper outfits: grinningly flying planes and sailing sloops; giggling atop tall mountains; grimacing in thickest jungle; and jovially smoking pipes while waving swords and spears of all sizes.”
“The hour," they said, as José Antonio Reyes grinningly paraded his rojiblanco Rolex, "has come.”
“Dreams in which Billy wore a Postal Service uniform and grinningly accompanied the mailman on his hellishly appointed rounds.”
“Instead, he grinningly provokes it, chanting and waving about for it to fight.”
“Landa is a recognizably human figure of pure evil, a grinningly personable and coldly effective killer.”
“In 2008, however, having exiled himself for a decade -- long enough for even hard-core politix watchers to forget how arrogantly and evilly he acts when he has power -- look for him at the Bisquick Pancake Presidential Primary Flip-off (I love whoever invented that name) in New Hampshire, grinningly jostling a frying pan, sandwiched between Giuliani and Rice.”
“Silently and grinningly, he bears the pain and discomfort that is always wriggling in his consciousness like some alien indestructible life form.”
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