Definitions

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  • adv. In a grinding fashion; in a way that grinds

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a grinding manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a grinding manner; cruelly; oppressively.

Etymologies

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grinding +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Peppered with spectacular vistas and unsettling set-pieces, Dead Space 2 grafts significantly more character and plot on to its central conceit of necromorph de-limbing, making this feel far more polished and less grindingly depressing than the first outing.

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  • The character is a Gallic cliché bereft of fresh ideas, while the actor is hobbled by editing rhythms—and very likely by directorial choices—that put a premium on long glowers, pregnant pauses and chases that, for all their ostensible energy, grow grindingly repetitive.

    'Hugo': A Dazzler, but No Victor

  • "Next summer our combat troops will leave Iraq itself and we will be on track to remove all U.S. forces from Iraq at the end of 2011," he said, speaking in the confines of the palace, a contrast to the searingly hot, grindingly dusty and always dangerous Iraqi streets.

    Biden on July Fourth: Swearing in troops, cursing 'S.O.B.' Saddam

  • Already grindingly destructive and violent, the 11-month long Syrian crisis has suddenly turned worse.

    Syria: Russia on the wrong side | Editorial

  • Okay, so I can still write novels, I just have to work a grindingly depressive day job until they bury me in the cold, cold ground.

    Philip Roth gives novel a quarter of a century

  • In "Reading," Mr. Yu describes his boyhood eagerness to find something to read other than "grindingly dull accounts of class struggle."

    Cultural Lexicon

  • Along the road, a shipment of VWs is being unloaded, grindingly, from a transporter.

    Alan Sugar ? the lord of all he surveys

  • Monday's matchup between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama in college football's national-championship game has sparked a mild debate over whether these two teams—whose meeting earlier this season resulted in a grindingly dull 9-6 LSU victory—are the best possible pairing.

    When Football Is an Economic Strategy

  • Rather, they facilitate a pinched, unromantic, grindingly efficient form of productivity.

    The New Yorker on the underground world of “neuroenhancing” drugs. - Boing Boing

  • The test is yet to come in Kentucky, where Republican Senate candidate and "tea party" favorite Rand Paul has talked of weaning the grindingly poor eastern off its dependence on government.

    In Alabama, Rep. Bobby Bright avoids perils of anti-government mood

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