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  • adv. Speaking with a drawl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a drawling manner; with a slow, hesitating, or tedious utterance.


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drawling +‎ -ly


  • It was none other than Macmillan himself who, in a remark criticized for its Jew-consciousness, drawlingly observed that her Cabinet had “more old Estonians than old Etonians.”

    The Eton Empire

  • Spectacularly set atop a Tennessee mountain, it's a veritable factory of what Tennessee Williams might have referred to -- drawlingly, with a cigarette dangling -- as "gentlemen and women of substance."

    Southern Charm

  • “Pull, pull, my fine hearts-alive; pull, my children; pull, my little ones,” drawlingly and soothingly sighed Stubb to his crew, some of whom still showed signs of uneasiness.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • There was a long pause and he spoke drawlingly, bitingly in the dark.

    Gone with the Wind

  • "Something on that feller's mind besides his hair, I shouldn't wonder," observed Mr. Hammond, drawlingly, as he sat his horse beside the group of girls ready then to turn ranchward.

    Nan Sherwood at Rose Ranch

  • "She wears 'em just as though she was at home in them," said Laura drawlingly.

    Nan Sherwood at Rose Ranch

  • "Well," remarked Grace, drawlingly, "I have noticed that you girls are generally around when I open a fresh box."

    The Outdoor Girls at Rainbow Lake Or, the stirring cruise of the motor boat Gem

  • "No, could yo 'really now?" asked Eradicate drawlingly for he was not afraid of Andy.

    Tom Swift in the City of Gold, or, Marvelous Adventures Underground

  • "I guess that it can't be done," Christabel said, drawlingly.

    The Crimson Blind

  • "Here, come here, Tintoretto," drawlingly called the man from the trail.

    Bruvver Jim's Baby


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