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- adv. In a wry manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a wry, distorted, or awkward manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a wry manner
According to Albert Camus it is "a way of getting the answer yes without having asked a clear question" - which may explain why we usually use the term wryly, or sarcastically these days.
Like his father and several other ancestors, Churchill wrestled with bouts of depression, which he referred to wryly as "the black dog."
Although a formal bid never materialized, some investors may recall wryly that Sir Philip was mooting an offer of
Here's our favorite, and we use that word wryly: In 2008, the average price for one square foot of space in a top-notch Class A Manhattan office building was a bubblicious
"I would flirt with him," she recalls wryly, her come-hither eyes and heart-shaped lips still echoing the days when she was decreed "Rock's Venus" by Rolling Stone.
"I would flirt with him," she recalls wryly, her come-hither eyes and heart-shaped lips still echoing the days when she was decreed Rock's Venus by Rolling Stone.
There's much to admire here: the sheer energy of the rhetoric of enumeration; the way the entirely man-made landscape alongside becomes the objective correlative for the consumer culture which has spawned it; the accumulating rhythmic patterns shaking out a kind of wryly humorous verbal jazz—I especially like the last sentence for that.
As Ahlstrom wryly observed, these civic embodiments of religious sentiment were not forced upon an unresponsive people by a few pious political leaders.
However, as the author herself notes wryly, she had "amassed her own ridiculous wardrobe for an Islamic country."
“Nobody gets too worked up about the deficit when the government gives money back to them,” the House Democratic leader would wryly note.
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