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  • adv. While or as if frowning

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a frowning manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a frowning manner; sternly; with an aspect of displeasure.

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

  • adv. with a frown; while frowning


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frowning +‎ -ly


  • "frowningly" upon you, leave him to me, and he shall have ample satisfaction.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance

  • At the CTU office, an open-plan area with the doomy, metallic vibe of the Battlestar Galactica, operatives march frowningly about or sit at their stations, all jowly with blue computer glare.

    The Clock is Ticking for Jack Bauer

  • Fondard turned over the final page and then lowered the plans to stare frowningly at the window.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • He turned right round and looked at her frowningly.

    You Don't Take Names

  • He was already at the table, but had risen on her entrance, and watched her frowningly as she scuttled to a place at the corner furthest away from him.


  • Regarding Lady Hester frowningly, Maidie shrugged.


  • The King, having frowningly considered a little, called to him

    A Child's History of England

  • She looked at him for an instant, and then said frowningly, ‘I won’t.

    Little Dorrit

  • Quilp looked frowningly at him, and frowningly at his wife, and frowningly at Richard Swiveller; but, receiving no enlightenment from any of them, hurried up stairs, whence he soon hurried down again, confirming the report which had already been made.

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • Of course the teacher who had not said it, indicated the rival who had, whom Miss Monflathers frowningly requested to hold her peace; by that means throwing the informing teacher into raptures of joy.

    The Old Curiosity Shop


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