Definitions

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  • adv. In an unsmiling way.

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

  • adv. without smile; in an unsmiling manner

Etymologies

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unsmiling +‎ -ly

Examples

  • When this "volunteer" unsmilingly refuses to play ball, the skit collapses, and White loses heart.

    Robert White

  • Stepping into the Ayatollah's presence, sitting before him, I felt a chill: he observed everyone silently, unsmilingly, with eyes of steel.

    Joan Z. Shore: Clueless in Iran: America's D��j�� Vu All Over Again

  • Michael ONeils technique at interviewing involved gazing unsmilingly at the subject and asking him over and over again to tell ONeil what he knew.

    Roadside Crosses

  • With profound and deadening understatement Cowell looked at him unsmilingly and said: "I think you could do with a little bit more practice."

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The Chinese would smile for the cameras, but then once the door closed they would stare unsmilingly at their counterparts and begin what Barshefsky called "The Lecture."

    Revisiting the China Model

  • Martin Coslaw's contract was renewed, and he watched Blaze come and go unsmilingly, watchfully.

    Blaze

  • Did I put them down on the counter at the supermarket when I was putting my groceries into my Stuff-It bag, hurriedly, since I was trying not to hold up the cashier when, unsmilingly, he held my change out to me?

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • When in 1951 I was inducted into the CIA as a deep cover agent, the procedures for disguising my affiliation and my work were unsmilingly comprehensive.

    Think Progress » National Review Editor Spins Poll Numbers To Falsely Claim Americans Oppose Troop Withdrawal

  • The car accelerated southward and the policeman looked over unsmilingly.

    Dance Of Death

  • He felt his heart thud suddenly and unevenly, and snatched at his control, straightening unsmilingly as she walked to the table and sat down.

    The Count's Blackmail Bargain

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