Definitions

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  • adv. In a scratchy manner.

Etymologies

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scratchy +‎ -ly

Examples

  • But, although that scene is still painful to watch, Bond's skill lies in showing how violence permeates domestic life: Pam and Len gradually turn into a scratchily abusive couple who seem destined to become like Pam's parents who use ostentatious silence as a form of marital revenge.

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  • Before that, your ancestors were scratchily transcribed entries in leather-bound ledgers.

    Free - Are we? Rafael Behr spouts cockwhaffle on CCTV liberty.

  • Worse, the apparently universal belief is that it is better to be scratchily out of sorts, or actually engaged in bitter hostilities, in some physical company at christmas, *irrespective of whether one has positively chosen or been chosen by that company* than either alone, or in chosen virtual company.

    Arrive at this post a little lost? Or tired? Fatigued and isolated?

  • It is the kind of memory that is burnished on the brain and he began scratchily, as if the years between those fixtures had not taken place.

    Strauss Must Hope Pitch Will Turn

  • Hindustani classical music blared out scratchily over makeshift speakers Uncle Mayur had set up in the garden.

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • I liked dive bars with old jukeboxes that scratchily played Sinatra and “Dock of the Bay.”

    Fired!

  • The links of his mail were rusty, and rustled scratchily about him.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • 'What do all these figures mean?' she asked, scratchily pointing to the card.

    Penalty

  • But the voice of Zhukov came through quite clearly, though a bit scratchily.

    Dance Of Desire

  • Jenkins, when directly asked, said scratchily that Pitts had laryngitis, which was disgraceful as it put the whole Maths department's timetable out of order.

    Twice shy

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