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- adv. In a killing manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a killing or irresistible manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a very humorous manner
This should create a healthy sense of urgency - it should prevent critics, in other words, from producing the kind of killingly dull reviews that seem intended for someone trapped in a bus shelter during a giant rainstorm, circa 1953.
Adam Mars-Jones's review … was at once erudite, attentive, killingly fair-minded and viciously funny.
His "killingly fair-minded and viciously funny" review of the Pulitzer prize-winning author Michael Cunningham's latest book, By Nightfall, has won novelist and critic Adam Mars-Jones the inaugural Hatchet Job of the Year award.
That last sentence – with its statesmanlike tone of advocacy – is killingly brilliant, isn't it?
In lowercase they become so killingly matter-of-fact, which is the whole joke.
The gimmick lets Nolan have three clocks ticking down instead of one which should be killingly suspenseful.
The inventories of killingly precise details became sterile — "all knife-flash, no blood," as John Gardner once put it.
It is very real, beautiful, wise, and killingly sad.
Money is one of my favourite books – killingly funny, savage, critical, and stylistically and structurally bent.
This produces the kind of comedy that is killingly funny, yet raises timeless issues -- and even prompts philosophical arguments.
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