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  • adv. In a grey way.

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

  • adv. having a grey appearance


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  • Steve sat facing the future and three walls that rose greyly around him like the cove of a cave.

    Ninja Type Person

  • The night closed around them - small sounds, light sighing wind, stars showing in sparkling bunches between greyly drifting clouds.

    The Elvis Latte

  • The interior of the kitchen we now saw greyly for the first time.

    The War of The Worlds

  • I got a compartment to myself, and sat with folded arms, looking greyly at the sunlit devastation that flowed past the windows.

    The War of The Worlds

  • The steeple – clock, perched up above the houses, emerging from beneath another of the countless ripples in the tide of time that regularly roll and break on the eternal shore, is greyly visible, like a stone beacon, recording how the sea flows on; but within doors, dawn, at first, can only peep at night, and see that it is there.

    Dombey and Son

  • The mattress was partly transparent, a fact he observed with a strange sense of insecurity, and below it was a mirror reflecting him greyly.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • An example: “The grey voice of the grey Seaforth glided greyly on to their ears, like a tide of putrescent grey molasses.”

    More Odd Books : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits

  • Our young couple, emerging presently from an atmosphere of dusk and morning stars, found the sky gathering greyly overhead and saw one another for the first time clearly in the light of every-day.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • The leathery eyelids were creased greyly over their eyes.

    A Haunted House, and other short stories

  • The drizzle of rain drifted greyly past upon the darkness.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover


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