Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a melancholy way.
- adv. In a melancholic manner.
- melancholic + -ally (Wiktionary)
“Well, that just about did it," his producer Wald said melancholically.”
“The subjects of "No Sleep" turned out to be "the last un-plastic mattresses," Ms. Kang said melancholically.”
“She doesn't explicitly mention the stabbing, but she melancholically recalls her mother as "a perfect gentlewoman.”
“Or rather, he says that love is the opposite of orthodox tyranny, but the poem forces him to experience love as simply another and more complex kind of orthodox tyranny: the tyranny of that very tradition which he claims cannot "enthrall" the heart but which in killing Leila has melancholically bound him more firmly to it than it ever could have were she alive.”
“But even if it's not reinventing the wheel, Visioneers still manages to be insightful, intelligent, and melancholically funny.”
“Despite his move up in the world of small mammalian dwellings, he remains unfulfilled, melancholically contemplating his increasing age (helpfully translated into both human and fox years).”
“The genius of the passage is that the more the tone of address seems wayward, random, uncommitted, the closer it gets to the goat cut free from wherever he was chained but still dragging himself melancholically about, not unlike the book's hero, Watt, who, now freed from his duties at Mr. Knott's house, asks for a train ticket to "the end of the line" and when asked which end replied, "the nearest end.”
“The quickness of these dead philosophies is evident not only in the imposing form of Hegel, under whose shadow Schelling could still be said to be struggling, but also, more anxiously and melancholically, in the "Hegelianism" that Schelling himself once powerfully advanced and was never able completely to disavow.”
“Time is plentiful here, " Czernin writes melancholically in his diary.”
“Meanwhile Karloff stood with folded arms, staring melancholically into the grate, where his dreams had disappeared in smoke.”
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