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  • adv. In a funereal manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a funereal manner; mournfully; dismally.


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  • It's a match made in Hades, and the result is an engrossing, funereally chilly detective story that polishes over some of the novel's more lurid excesses.

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  • Cars moved funereally up the cul-de-sac, turning into driveways, into garage doors opening like mouths.


  • The saddest music I ever heard was at the Chicago City Council meeting after JFK was killed, the little pep band from the giant Andy Frain Ushering company (closely tied to the Daley machine) in the their shabby blue and gold uniforms playing a funereally slow and solemn "Happy Days Are Here Again". My Ringtone Search

  • Reflected back and pale, the lights from resuscitation, were glowing funereally.


  • He was surveying the airless parlor rather heavily, and his curt manner was not pleasing to the head of the house of Zapp, who remarked, funereally:

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  • And as he went on talking to me of the past, no doubt to show he had not lost his memory, he evoked it funereally, yet without sadness.

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  • A rumpled Chinese jacket of black cotton funereally invested him, with wide black trowsers of the same dark stuff.

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  • One of them was still comatose, stretched out on the floor with his hands folded funereally over his chest.


  • Here it dragged funereally, and there must have been far more seconds to the minute here than anywhere else, for the hands seemed not to move at all on the face of the black marble clock standing under its glass case on the mantelpiece.

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  • Not a sound, save that of her voice which sounded funereally.

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