from The Century Dictionary.
- In a depressing manner.
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- adverb In a depressing manner.
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- adverb In a
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- adverb in a depressing manner or to a depressing degree
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We thought that because they had made it, getting repeated novels into the public eye, our favorite B-listers were selling zillions of copies – but realistically, these guys were pulling in depressingly reasonable numbers.
So when I saw this vintage commercial for some 1-900 number that, when dialed, makes the dialee burst into horribly-acted sobs … well, let’s just say my dialing finger is shaking in depressingly sad anticipation.
Now, we watch "60 Minutes" and read what Hornbein calls the "depressingly awesome" exposé by climber/author Jon Krakauer "Into Thin Air".
And I say "depressingly" as despite liking the SNP, I think I would vote no to independence at the current time but I would like to see MSPs putting forward a better argument than just sticking their fingers in their ears at the mere mention of the idea.
"From the very first press releases carrying the news of [the] death [of Jacques Derrida] it was clear that the papers were going to have a field day with the kind of depressingly familiar distortions of his thought that he had to face so often - and faced so graciously - when he was alive."
You know, it's kind of depressingly easy to win nerds over.
I never really thought post-modernism was characterized as crazy, just kind of depressingly useless and cynical.
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In middle age I suppose there is no outrage, no abomination, nor human tragedy, nor folly, nor deceit about which I have not by now read in much detail and at depressingly regular intervals.
The recent attack on reporter Lara Logan in Egypt was shocking and yet depressingly unsurprising.