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- adv. In a wan or pale manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a wan, or pale, manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a wan or pale manner; palely.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a weak or pale or languid manner
He leaned up against a wall and smiled kind of wanly and said, "This thing is going to go on for a while, isn't it?"
One wanly said that as teachers of the Word, they had failed.
The mood in Haiti today reminds one of the wanly flickering orange glow of the kerosine lamps that Haiti's market women - known as ti machann - use to illuminate their wares as they work late into the night.
He asked me for news of New York City, a place he admired for its creative chaos -- and with his ever-present cigarette in hand smiled wanly and spoke in low tones of the Czech people's "moment," the one that he was helping to create.
A little girl holding a flag, which droops wanly on her shoulder.
After reading this you can stroke your goatee and state gravely: Of course it all comes down to Polk County, which – if my memory serves me correctly smile wanly – accounts for upwards of 20% of the statewide caucus vote.
Women sit wanly before little pyramids of tomatoes, onions, and oranges.
“Everything else,” Friedman wanly admits, “is less satisfying” than launching Cosmos 2 as originally planned, and maybe that self-evident fact will somehow keep the full mission alive.
As she camps out nightly on the living-room floor, Maggie wanly remarks "I have na been in a bed since I was in maternity with Marina."
"Were Carnegie alive to read this grievous book, he would clutch his chest … smile wanly for a few minutes he didn't like to make others feel bad, then keel over into his cornflakes," wrote Dwight Garner.