Definitions

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  • adverb In a starchy manner.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In December, in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, John Edwards starchily said in an NPR radio debate, “My kids will not have toys coming from China” for Christmas, presumably because they were tainted.

    Rhetorical Questions

  • In December, in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, John Edwards starchily said in an NPR radio debate, “My kids will not have toys coming from China” for Christmas, presumably because they were tainted.

    Rhetorical Questions

  • Are they snapping starchily at their poles or hanging like last week's lettuce?

    Back in the swing at the Open again thanks to cricket's silly season

  • I called him back and starchily said, "Look here, my good man, I can take this to Spielberg or Disney if you're not interested in having a live Prince of England in your next movie."

    Royal Pain

  • I called him back and starchily said, "Look here, my good man, I can take this to Spielberg or Disney if you're not interested in having a live Prince of England in your next movie."

    Royal Pain

  • "I'm sure he meant to keep me fully informed," I answered starchily.

    A Body In The Bath House

  • And he was now starchily respectable: a baronet, a magistrate, and alderman of Wapping, responsible for law and order along London's waterfront.

    A Place Called Freedom

  • She said starchily, quite sorry that she had apologised, "We shall expect you in the morning, Dr. Cameron."

    A Kind Of Magic

  • A nurse came in starchily, glanced in doubt at Alleyn, and went out again.

    The Nursing Home Murder

  • It creaked starchily under her hands; it opened out before Miss Theodosia's horrified vision.

    Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings

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