Definitions

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  • adverb In an arid manner.

Etymologies

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arid +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Well, what else can they do to get some relish into this aridly self-referencing show?

    Reasons to Be Pretty; Juno and the Paycock; The Lion in Winter – review

  • As the Birtles goal drought wore aridly on through the winter and into parched spring, pop stars from Midge Ure to Mungo Jerry grouped together and recorded a charity record to raise money to alleviate the striker's suffering.

    Global warming to blame for Fernando Torres goal drought | Harry Pearson

  • The air of the bajada is so aridly pure that I can hear either of them clear his throat at two hundred yards.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The air of the bajada is so aridly pure that I can hear either of them clear his throat at two hundred yards.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • They were all there, aridly complete, the limitations of the lady to whom she was helping Lindsay to bind himself without a gleam of possibility of escape or a rift through which tiniest hope could creep to emerge smiling upon the other side.

    Hilda A Story of Calcutta

  • Not to speak of his falling off in accurate observation, he inserted more and more padding in his fiction; the aridly didactic encroached upon the artist's creation; and, to make the arid portions go down with his readers, he spiced them with exciting episodes and all the stage tricks common in the serial story.

    Balzac

  • He made some very sound remarks about the Club as an answer to the common charge against St. Paul's School that it was aridly scholastic, without spontaneous growth in culture or sentiment.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Not to speak of his falling off in accurate observation, he inserted more and more padding in his fiction; the aridly didactic encroached upon the artist's creation; and, to make the arid portions go down with his readers, he spiced them with exciting episodes and all the stage tricks common in the serial story.

    Balzac

  • 'Why, 'he said aridly;' I have come all the way here to see you to-day!

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • It made them different, made them, in their homely grace, rather aridly romantic: I pored in those days over the freshness of the Franconia Stories of the brothers

    A Small Boy and Others

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