Definitions

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  • adv. In a grubby manner

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

  • adv. in a dingy manner

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Behind those actions are a set of entrenched interests, including the senior military hierarchy, which have invested for decades in Mubarak's rule of Egypt's grubbily intertwined realms of political and economic influence.

    Hosni Mubarak is gone, but can Egypt's digital revolution unite the country?

  • The advantages for Obama are several: firstly, and most obviously (if also most grubbily) he removes a potential 2012 opponent from the fray.

    Lessons for 2012 from 1992

  • It was early and Mann was dressed rather grubbily.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The thinking is that they should be pure reminiscences and there has long been a sentiment that fact-checking your memoir diminishes it as a high-literary form, that it's somehow grubbily journalistic to be sure of yourself.

    The Trouble With Memoirs

  • “Excuse me,” said Xenophilius, and he strode over to the machine, seized grubbily tablecloth from beneath an immense number of books and papers, which all tumbled onto the floor, and threw it over the press, somewhat muffling the loud bangs and clatters.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • "Excuse me, " said Xenophilius, and he strode over to the machine, seized grubbily tablecloth from beneath an immense number of books and papers, which all tumbled onto the floor, and threw it over the press, somewhat muffling the loud bangs and clatters.

    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

  • They will carry on merrily raising funds, organizing conferences, whizzing round the country on their junkets, preaching the True Word to receptive audiences, basking in the adoration of the faithful, collecting their book royalties, and disdaining to do anything as grubbily tedious as actual scientific research — behaving, in short, just as they have for the past several years.

    Derbyshire at National Review on Kitzmiller - The Panda's Thumb

  • Returning the same day, I noticed in the railway carriage an unattractive-looking young man, not very poorly though grubbily dressed, with a pimply face and a muddy dark complexion.

    A Raw Youth

  • He rubs at them but they still show up grubbily in the pores of the paper.

    The Complete Stories

  • The living-room in the lads 'hostel, in sharp contrast to the girls', was plantless, without cushions and was grubbily scattered with newspapers, empty beer cans, pornography, dirty plates and muddy boots.

    Longshot

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