Definitions

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  • adv. In a sour manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a sour manner; with sourness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sour manner, in any sense of the word sour.

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

  • adv. in a sour manner

Etymologies

sour +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “The president said ‘humane treatment,’  ” Feith told me, inflecting the term sourly, “and I thought that was O.K. Perfectly fine phrase that needs to be fleshed out, but it’s a fine phrase — ‘humane treatment.’  

    The Green Light

  • LogicBrain sourly informs FantasyBrain that there is nothing in that closet except space and mundane items, and LogicBrain has been so consistently right over the years that FantasyBrain has learned to silently sulk whenever LogicBrain comes to a conclusion.

    Anybody Want A Peanut?

  • Several mugs stood empty before him and, even as the kender watched, he called sourly for another.

    Dragons of Autumn Twilight

  • He took the name sourly, no doubt in an itching to blurt out that he was a

    A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45

  • And your friend Wellesley" - he said the name sourly - -is tagging along to see if he can learn something.

    Sharpe's Prey

  • Mrs Simpkins said, and I think she said it what people in books call 'sourly'.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • Dov tipped the bowl into the canvas sack tied to his waist as the others at the table looked sourly upon him.

    The DreydelMaker (exerpt)

  • The same women who may have heard about the birth certificate story and spent the week glowering sourly at Ed over their chardonnay, thinking: "Well, Mr Labour leader, don't you remind me of every selfish, feckless commitment-phobic waste of space I've ever known."

    Why Ed reminds women of every bad ex-boyfriend

  • NY Daily News's Anjali Mullany confirms the number present is in the thousands, with the march appearing bigger than last week's march to 1 Police Plaza and the demonstration which ended so sourly on Brooklyn Bridge.

    Occupy Wall Street protests - live coverage

  • “Maybe I should just ask Bok himself,” Geordi said sourly.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

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