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  • adv. In a starry way.


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  • Under the comically stressful pressure of a hockey-mad nation — and the loving gaze of Star Trek superfan William Shatner — Canada's starry and starrily compensated Olympic team topped the U.S. in sudden death overtime, 3-2, in an exhilarating men's hockey gold-medal final.

    Whoa, Canada, That Was a Heckuva Game

  • The fat hand which the financier extended toward the card shook grotesquely; the diamonds which adorned it sparkled and twinkled starrily.

    The Sins of Séverac Bablon

  • Early in April the service berry bush gleamed starrily along the watercourses, its hardy white blooms defying winter's lingering look.

    Pioneers of the Old Southwest: a chronicle of the dark and bloody ground

  • Mrs. Adair had to admit that seldom had her eyes shone so starrily, or the colour so freshly graced her cheeks.

    The Four Feathers

  • Coiled in the twist of long honeysuckle ropes that fell from the dead yews; curled in a last year's leaf; embattled in a mailed fir-cone, or resting starrily in the green moss, it seemed that God slumbered.

    Gone to Earth

  • A beautifully mounted, starrily cast epic from with weightily prestigious source material and an Oscar-winning director at the helm, that film's Academy credentials seemed almost too impeccable, and voters possibly resented the widespread assumption that this was catnip to them.

    In Contention


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