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  • adv. In a dour manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a sullen manner


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  • Alarazi ran on dourly to win the feature race here, the Imperial Cup, and will earn a £75,000 bonus from the sponsors, Paddy Power, if he can win a race at next week's Festival.

    Ruby Walsh grabs a victory to prove readiness for Cheltenham Festival

  • Walking in the midst of his friends, Snaff said dourly, “Oh, no.”

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Fresh meat, she thought dourly with an imperceptible shake of her head.

    Kissed By Venus

  • In 1909 Sigmund Freud dourly observed that while the telephone let distant people communicate, it also let them be distant.

    World Wide Mind

  • That cheery assessment is what distinguishes "Masters of Management" from its predecessor, which was more dourly titled "The Witch Doctors" and was written by Mr. Wooldridge with his Economist colleague John Micklethwait in 1996.

    Reworking The Workplace

  • Consider this: In his June 1908 baccalaureate address, Wilson dourly told the young Princeton men: I am not sure that it is of the first importance that you should be happy.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • The most elaborate sign adorns the Owl Club; it is a huge neon triptych featuring a smiling hoot owl proudly serving up a tray of piping hot food, a cow dourly contemplating the words choice steaks, and a big, blocky, authoritative FAMILY DINING.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • “He is still unconscious,” the tauren clarified dourly.


  • “I am in no need of honoring from any of you,” Remulos added dourly, his leafy mane shaking.


  • Or so they imagined, Leferic thought dourly as he sat at the paper-strewn desk in his library.



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