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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.
He laughed brittlely, despite the stabbing in his ribs.
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.
The Marshall laughs, a harsh sound that echoes brittlely against the stone walls.
They cracked brittlely in his grasp and gave off no aroma.
Lady Crawford was brittlely silent, taking little part in the table conversation.
"There's a lifeboat-blister ahead," said Braden brittlely.
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.
Another man touched a rib, and that broke brittlely.
“He wasn’t happy we ignored him, I suppose,” Jessen said brittlely.