from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a grimy manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a grimy manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a grimy manner or condition; foully.


grimy +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon represented something beautiful in show business that Bush and Cheney have grimily profaned.

    On Top of Old Baldy: James Wolcott

  • International Arts and Sciences (White Plains, N.Y.), 382, n.p. pp. Reading these books in Prague, in the chilly spring of Dr. Husak when the snow lay grimily in the ditches and the censored newspapers piled up unsold in the kiosks, I found myself doing what the Czechs and Slovaks were doing: taking the first chance for months to look back and size up history.

    The Rise and Fall of the Czech Rebellion

  • Above, the jewelled velvet of the sky swept in a glorious arc; beyond, the lights of Port Said broke through the black curtain of the night, and the moving ray from the lighthouse intermittently swept the harbour waters; whilst, amid the indescribable clamour, the grimily picturesque turmoil, so characteristic of the place, the liner took in coal for her run to Rangoon.

    Brood of the Witch-Queen

  • There are a few surprising twists that underline the precarious state of Oguro's ambitions and existence, but it's generally very low-key and oddly, grimily endearing.

    The ADD Blog at Comic Book Galaxy

  • It suggests a wavelet in a muddy shallow grimily contorting itself because it had its birth out in the great ocean.”

    Life of Robert Browning

  • It suggests a wavelet in a muddy shallow grimily contorting itself because it had its birth out in the great ocean. "

    Life of Robert Browning

  • Updates, 9 / 20: "The Romance of Astreé and Céladon is by no means meant to be grimily realistic, but it is unfortunately reminiscent of watching a high school drama club bedeck themselves in flowers and cunning little outfits made from old sheets and head out to the park to rehearse Alison Willmore at the IFC Blog.

    GreenCine Daily


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