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[blangk-lee] /ˈblæŋk li/
without expression or understanding:
She stared blankly at her inquisitors.
in every respect; totally; fully:
He blankly denied ever saying such a thing.
Origin of blankly
1815-25; blank + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "I cannot pay for that," I said, blankly, looking up from my letter.

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  • Beardsley looked at him blankly, and Pederson gave a snort and a gesture.

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  • He shoved back his chair in horror, and gazed at her blankly.

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  • They were slow moving and stared as blankly at him as at the pictures on the wall.

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  • It was dangerous to quarrel with Jack; it was blankly impossible to quarrel with Toby.

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  • The mother did not know what to make of it apparently; she said blankly, "Oh!"

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