from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a moping or listless manner.

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  • adverb While moping; sulkily.


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moping +‎ -ly


  • The brandy-bottle, her never-failing companion, was by her side, and as she mused mopingly over her sins, she took from time to time copious draughts of the potent spirits, regardless of its power to do otherwise than to rob her of these racking memories of the past.

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  • He got into a cab and drove to his club, where he lunched, and mopingly spent a great part of the afternoon in making calculations for the foundations of the castle works.

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  • You mopingly say “tiresome, vernacular-riddled articles are a constant source of displeasure for me”, but in your other sentence, which you cite in reference to hecklerspray’s panning of that film, you reveal that you actively seek out “tiresome, vernacular-riddled articles”.

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