Definitions

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  • adv. With a shrugging gesture.

Etymologies

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shrugging +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Not everyone's life has been exactly like Keith Richards's, as his title shruggingly suggests, but that's what makes his memoir as addictive as the substances that have fuelled it.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Woody Allen's new London-set movie You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is a shruggingly pessimistic ensemble comedy, which screened out of competition.

    Peter Bradshaw's Cannes round-up

  • Karen added the Jack from the dummy, and Penny shruggingly contributed her King, to find the trick, as she had suspected in the original game, trumped by the five of Spades, since Karen had no

    Murder at Bridge

  • The third me thinks shruggingly saith, I kept not to sit sleeping with my Poesie till a Queene came and kissed me: But what of all this?

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Francois used to contend shruggingly that it was an easy death.

    The Prairie Mother

  • This shruggingly seemed, at the time, to represent an example of the general incoherence of OWS.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Here is where we see once again the old affinity between aristocratic conservatism and debauchery, and the new and more surprising slippery slope between extreme conservatism and the cutting edge of modishness - if you like, the much-shortened passage from nerd to hipster extremist that contemporary culture seems to shruggingly accept.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • It is he who shruggingly opines that the brutal gods worshiped by our less evolved ancestors still hold sway over our souls today.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The third me thinks shruggingly saith, I kept not to sit sleeping with my Poesie till a Queene came and kissed me. but what of all this?

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • I even know Republicans who, while they aren't out rah-rahing FOR gay marriage, are just sort of shoulder-shruggingly complacent about it and figure it'll happen anyway, why get worked up about it?

    Wonkette » top

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