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- adv. In a dull manner; without liveliness; without lustre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a dull manner; stupidly; slowly; sluggishly; without life or spirit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a dull manner; stupidly; sluggishly; without life or spirit; dimly; bluntly.
- Somewhat dull.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. without liveliness
- adv. without luster or shine
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We walked past a hodgepodge of club debris — heavy dishes stacked on a bar that receded into darkness, stuffed moose heads gazing dully from a reading-room floor — and climbed rickety stairs to the fifth floor.
He repeated the word dully, staring almost stupidly at the speaker.
“Cathy Summers,” said Cathy, and I registered the last name dully in my head, crossing my arms and pressing my lips together as hard as I could.
"I realize that," dully; "but it's not your fault, -- not any one's fault in particular that I can see."
Well then your unfounded opinion is "dully" noted ... and dismissed.
“About two weeks,” he answered dully, and I knew then that he had already realized what was just beginning to dawn on me.
However, quite a few webcasters waste that opportunity by dully reading a script.
A child shrieked dully from one of the dark houses, and
A feminist story of heroic strength has gotten re-written into a sensibility of weakness -- as if to be a feminist is to be a whiner, buffeted passively by circumstance and mean men that we dully condemn and vilify at every chance.
She overbalanced hard into the rim of a fountain with a thump that echoed dully, and then lurched upright again, landing a wild punch on his shoulder.