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  • adverb In a noirish manner.


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noirish +‎ -ly


  • At Tommie's bar, we learn that "Ceiling fans whirred noirishly against the night, and were stoical, somehow, like the old uncles of the place, all raspy and emphysemic."

    City of Bohane by Kevin Barry – review

  • In this noirishly rendered narrative, a woman negotiates the banalities of life.

    Warren Ellis » Links for 2010-02-22

  • His plots are extremely intricate but never stupid regarding logic, or even remotely coincidental, and his protagonist is very flawed, but not tragically, noirishly so.

    Dealing with the Troubles: The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville and Gallows Lane by Brian McGilloway – review

  • Dowd's vampy hose-and-heels full-page portrait accompanying a recent New York Times Magazine excerpt from the book — and her portrayal in the noirishly headlined New York magazine cover story The Redhead and the Gray Lady — reinforced the notion that the two redheads are one and the same.

    Maureen Dowd: The Mirror Has Two Faces

  • In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the hip-hop superstar reveals he wanted to purchase a black and white photo taken by renowned American artist-and-photographer Laurie Simmons of a "a noirishly lit pistol with a pair of women's legs emerging from the handle".


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