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- adv. In a tart manner; sourly or bitterly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a tart manner; with acidity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a tart manner; sharply.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a tart manner
"You're in love with yourself," tartly, "and with having your own way.
Arnold Kling tartly observes, So, if 250 students go to freshman economics lectures, Harvard gets $25,000 an h ...
(Southerners love to make much of the supposed fact it is always bad weather in the North and always good in the South) ‘Le ciel francais en tatin’ was how the report was tartly (forgive the pun!) headed-an allusion to a famous French dessert, the Tarte Tatin, which is an upside-down apple tart (and utterly delicious, I might add!).
“Maybe on whatever planet you come from,” she said tartly a moment later.
"Of course democracy is preferable in theory," Mr Tawfic explains tartly to the Times, "but interference and bribes began affecting the committees."
"It's what one would expect of a religious man writing about the wild," she said tartly, "but not what one would want."
“That,” she said tartly as the family got back into their car, “is not what I want my fourteen-year-old exposed to.”
You can see it all coming, of course, and "Potiche" would be easy to dismiss if it weren't so tartly funny at times and if Mr. Ozon weren't up to mischief.
Dumbfounded, I responded tartly, “Well, that suits me, because as you well know I make a most suitable mistress.”
As she herself has tartly pointed out, it is not her job to be America's nutritionist.
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