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blankly

[blangk-lee] /ˈblæŋk li/
adverb
1.
without expression or understanding:
She stared blankly at her inquisitors.
2.
in every respect; totally; fully:
He blankly denied ever saying such a thing.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; blank + -ly
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Examples for blankly
  • All the pictures in the room had gone with him, and the yellow walls glared blankly.
  • For a single second they stare at each other, blankly, and then the horror gathers.
  • They remain there throughout our visit, staring blankly.
  • She looked at me blankly and called again for her babies.
  • Those students whose heads are not on their desks look back at him blankly.
  • Finally the thing was done and then the two stared blankly at the bleak fact that neither of them knew how to record their work.
  • We'll never experience the long hours hunched over a drafting board or staring blankly at a computer screen.
  • While in the hospital, he had episodes of slurred speech and spells during which he stared blankly and was unable to speak.
  • It's amazing, but if you ask a professional what their primary talents are, they will look at you blankly.
  • Both looked a bit blankly at the general, as though to inquire why he asked advice in so elementary a matter.

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