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- adv. In a dreary manner
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Gloomily; dismally.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a dreary manner; dismally; forlornly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a cheerless manner
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Both VictoriaandQueensland bowed respectfully to the eponymous Queen-Empress, whilethe remainder were and remain drearily compass-driven, viz. the Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia.
It is a lurid piece of nonsense, convoluted, implausible, peopled by unconvincing characters, written in drearily pedestrian prose, frequently ridiculous and willfully bizarre.
He said the word drearily, but not unkindly, and she did not resent his silence.
The coachman cried out in the dimness to his horses like a bird, prolonging his call drearily, and then violently cracking his whip.
I hear the young orioles calling drearily from wet nests under dripping boughs.
I wonder -- "drearily," I wonder how it will seem when I ain't got any pains, nor any tears, an 'when there ain't any more black nights to think about them in?
Unfortunately for "Strappado" the similarity between the stories is not exactly flattering as where "each thing i show you is a piece of my death" is technically superb and emotionally complex, Barron's story is a flat, stylistically uninteresting and ultimately rather drearily misanthropic story in which a couple of smug and wealthy gay men get what they (apparently) deserve.
What happens when a successful filmmaker produces a work whose drearily selfish, self-indulgent, and self-deluded characters elicit absolutely no sympathy from the audience?
And sadly, if they are feeble, or if there are no available restorative elixirs, well, the days drearily will drag on and on.
In the living room of their apartment, Ann tries in various ways to engage the inattentive Peter, who's buried in the textbook he's editing, in a talk about the drearily civilized state of their marriage.