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  • adv. In a frowsy manner.


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frowsy +‎ -ly


  • The crowd with parti-coloured faces, tired, good-humoured, frowsily scented, strolled over a battlefield thick-strewn with paper bags, banana peel, and newspapers.

    The White Monkey

  • The wife also went away, and we were left with the shy, gentle, dirty, and frowsily-dressed Giovanni.

    Twilight in Italy

  • There was a small boy asleep on the couch this time, and the usual frowsily tired traveling public relaxed against various of the chairs.


  • Whilst Miss Pinnegar and her father sat frowsily on for ever, eating their toast and cutting off the crust, and sipping their third cup of tea.

    The Lost Girl

  • She had no arts, no impulses nor graces -- scarce even any manners; she was queerly, almost frowsily dressed; yet she pleased me well.

    A Passionate Pilgrim


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