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  • adv. In a hoary manner.


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  • Waiting, waiting — the bush seemed to be hoarily waiting.


  • It is good that every person in the family should take some part in its manufacture, even if only to stir it; and it should be brought to table hoarily sprinkled with powdered sugar, with a fine piece of berried holly stuck in it, and surrounded on all sides by blazing spirits.

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

  • Mr. Pemberton, senior, most hoarily awful of all the big chiefs, had indigestion or a poor balance-sheet.

    The Job An American Novel

  • At the sight of its hoarily sprinkled blackness he always felt as if he were standing on the verge of some frightful revelation; a vague reminiscence, no doubt, from the scene of his life's tragedy, all distinct memory of which had been blurred away by his illness.

    Strangers at Lisconnel


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