Definitions

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  • adverb With groaning sounds.

Etymologies

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groaning +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "Ah, rumbled", I thought - as the shop is always groaningly full, and I'm surprised that they seem grateful for my humble offerings.

    February 2009

  • But you're right that it's usually groaningly obvious when a too-familiar face is part of the suspect pool.

    Ask Matt: Chicago Code, Castle, Fringe and More!

  • "Ah, rumbled", I thought - as the shop is always groaningly full, and I'm surprised that they seem grateful for my humble offerings.

    Princess Alice Hospice

  • "Ah, rumbled", I thought - as the shop is always groaningly full, and I'm surprised that they seem grateful for my humble offerings.

    Princess Alice Hospice

  • "Ah, rumbled", I thought - as the shop is always groaningly full, and I'm surprised that they seem grateful for my humble offerings.

    Miscellaneous

  • You could grow out your bangs, or meet your future husband, conceive and give birth or you could could go see the groaningly long Sex and the City 2.

    Virginia M. Moncrieff: The Funniest Lines From Scathing SATC2 Reviews

  • There were parts that were a little bit groaningly obvious -- having one's parents show up in Neverland surely can be put back on the shelf or at the very least restricted to J.M. Barrie for the next fifty years or so -- but the sheer invention on display more than made up for it.

    princeofcairo: Film Fest In July

  • There were parts that were a little bit groaningly obvious -- having one's parents show up in Neverland surely can be put back on the shelf or at the very least restricted to J.M. Barrie for the next fifty years or so -- but the sheer invention on display more than made up for it.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • It's groaningly simplistic, but it will teach you very general basic movie structure and teach you how to work by putting your scenes on index cards, which is a great method of developing a story, especially a movie.

    August 2007

  • That was the second time I guffawed, the other one being her clumsy, mechanical, groaningly phony rendition of her scripted "white flag of surrender" line.

    Another Lie: Palin Falsely Claimed Biden Supported McCain's Iraq Policies Until This Campaign

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