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  • adverb In an angry and obstinate manner.
  • adverb In an poorly-ventilated and close manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a stuffy manner

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Examples

  • In smaller roles, Madorno aptly brings a slightly comic rock-star arrogance to Caesar; Suzanne Richard nails the personalities of Decius, a quick-thinking conspirator, and Artemidorus, a stuffily perturbed Caesar supporter; and Emma Jaster is downright spooky as the Soothsayer ( "Beware the Ides of March!").

    Theater review: Taffety Punk's all-female 'Julius Caesar'

  • The stuffily titled Rape of Europa is a fascinating look into the myriad ways the Nazis stole and plundered priceless works of art throughout World War II, and the great lengths those who owned unplundered pieces went through to preserve their holdings.

    Weekly Mishmash: September 28-October 4 : Scrubbles.net

  • 'I suppose some people prefer having all the windows closed,' said Lady Alice stuffily.

    'Whaddya mean, no adverbs?' asked Tom swiftly.

  • Performance poetry is poetry written to be ... performed (rather than stuffily mumbled by some arty-type, nose glued to a sheet of paper).

    Of Apples and Snakes

  • A failed prig is one who can't meet the standards he or she stuffily sets for others.

    Steve Janke and dead, sodomized hookers? Hey, I'm just sayin'.

  • The book is as much a gentle comedy about the ordinary humanity of Effi and her stuffily correct husband as it is a tragedy about a marriage that combines social success and emotional failure.

    Five Best

  • If anything, in such a setting, he appears more stuffily European and desperate to appear with-it.

    Dalí Gets a Makeover

  • “I will call on your employer tomorrow,” he said, as stuffily as possible.

    Command Decision

  • I suppose it's possible that she might come across more stuffily if she were speaking about less generous directors, but she has chosen to specialize in the most open-hearted of filmmakers and this generosity shines through in her eagerness to share with us her unique way of looking at their work.

    Of Annette and The Raincoats

  • I suppose it's possible that she might come across more stuffily if she were speaking about less generous directors, but she has chosen to specialize in the most open-hearted of filmmakers and this generosity shines through in her eagerness to share with us her unique way of looking at their work.

    Archive 2005-12-11

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