Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a dreary manner; dismally; forlornly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Gloomily; dismally.

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  • adverb In a dreary manner

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

  • adverb in a cheerless manner

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Examples

  • 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.

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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.

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  • It is a lurid piece of nonsense, convoluted, implausible, peopled by unconvincing characters, written in drearily pedestrian prose, frequently ridiculous and willfully bizarre.

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  • It is a lurid piece of nonsense, convoluted, implausible, peopled by unconvincing characters, written in drearily pedestrian prose, frequently ridiculous and willfully bizarre.

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  • He said the word drearily, but not unkindly, and she did not resent his silence.

    Mrs. Day's Daughters

  • The coachman cried out in the dimness to his horses like a bird, prolonging his call drearily, and then violently cracking his whip.

    The Garden of Allah

  • I hear the young orioles calling drearily from wet nests under dripping boughs.

    Aftermath

  • 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?

    Janet of the Dunes

  • 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.

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  • 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?

    George Heymont: Invasion of the Narcissists

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