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- adv. In a dry manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a dry manner; not succulently; without interest; without sympathy; coldly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without moisture.
- Without embellishment; without anything to enliven, enrich, or entertain.
- Coldly; frigidly; without affection.
- Severely; harshly; inconsiderately.
- With apparently unintentional or sly humor or sarcasm.
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- adv. in a dry laconic manner
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"Dunnot hurt thysen explainin '," dryly; "I nivver set up fur one.
When I persisted, he shrugged and agreed to let me continue seeing Doug, whom he thereafter referred to dryly as my “healing project.”
I seem to recall it being told kind of dryly, but the subject matter is really powerful and very relevant.
An actor ( "Midnight Run" and those dog movies) and natural-born raconteur, he takes over Snyder's CNBC slot with the kind of dryly comic anecdotes he's filled three books with.
So many people were saying things "dryly" that I thought I was sitting in the Sahara.
"La Mancha, " Vuillard said dryly, meaning the English Channel.
We're not as well off as we have been, "dryly;" but I'm not a beast to see a man starvin 'under my roof.
"He isn't just the pardner," dryly, "that I'd select for a long camping trip."
"I've heerd foak ca 'him one," dryly; "an 'if his cloas fit him reet, he mun be one, I suppose."
So I watched it, and I was impressed with the moves, but the team was pretty far behind at that point, and I know one of the announcers kind of dryly said, "His team is eleven runs behind."