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  • adv. In a brittle way.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a brittle manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a brittle or fragile manner.


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  • Kitty, brittlely vivacious as she teased Ambrose and James, seemed the only possibility — a lowering thought.

    The Perfect Lover

  • He laughed brittlely, despite the stabbing in his ribs.

    The Order War

  • Tooling his curricle along the lane to the village, Jack squinted against the glare of the brittlely bright morning sunshine, his gaze locked on the group slowly making its way down the lane on the other side of the narrow valley, also bound for the village.

    A Lady of Expectations

  • The Marshall laughs, a harsh sound that echoes brittlely against the stone walls.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • They cracked brittlely in his grasp and gave off no aroma.

    Conan The Victorious

  • Lady Crawford was brittlely silent, taking little part in the table conversation.

    This Calder Range

  • "There's a lifeboat-blister ahead," said Braden brittlely.

    The Other Side Of Nowhere

  • Twice he was doomed to disappointment, that fragile thread upon which a ship could cruise to the stars snapping brittlely under his most careful handling.

    Galactic Derelict

  • Another man touched a rib, and that broke brittlely.

    Caves of Terror

  • “He wasn’t happy we ignored him, I suppose,” Jessen said brittlely.

    The Burning Wire


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