Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With grumbling or discontent; in a grumbling voice or manner.
- adv. While or as if grumbling
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a grumbling manner.
- grumbling + -ly (Wiktionary)
“Parents grumblingly shell out their 15 pounds or so.”
“It was evident that he did not understand, but he withdrew his head, and grumblingly started his horse.”
“I grumblingly had to acknowledge that okay, yes, lemons can turn into juicy lemonade, and that once I changed my attitude, the frustration and anger evaporated.”
“It is likely that the DNC Rules Committee will find (after great rancor) a solution to MI-FL no one likes, but most grumblingly accept.”
“He can grumblingly set up the coffee machine, delaying his bedtime but ensuring a smoother return to consciousness the next morning.”
“They still willingly countenance an antibourgeois life," said Falameezar grumblingly, but with less certainty.”
“While Tony Blair "accepted, however grumblingly, that there was a certain reality about the way the world works," says Petersen, the SPD, like France's Socialists or Italy's leftist parties, "never made its peace with capitalism and the market economy, nor the competition and inequalities that go with it.”
“We institute and (grumblingly) support taxes and other coercive devices to escape the horror of the commons.”
“Meanwhile the two gentlemen, each looking very hard at the last shilling grumblingly, as if it might become eighteen – pence if he kept his eyes on it, descended the doorsteps, ascended their carriages, and drove away, leaving Miss Twinkleton on a bonnet – box in tears.”
“He grumblingly opened his books notwithstanding, and always keeping his bright side towards Mark, no matter at what amount of inconvenience to himself, displayed a certain leaf for their perusal.”
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