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[drahy-lee] /ˈdraɪ li/
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overdrily, adverb Unabridged
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  • "Well, you're due to have a bit more," observed Mr. Pertell, drily.

  • "You know I don't want English spoken here," she said drily.

    A Royal Prisoner Pierre Souvestre
  • The Friar looked at him a minute, and then said drily, Yes, thats what I said; they need trainin.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • Kociuszko drily replied, "Warsaw is not in the necessity to be compelled to surrender."

    Kosciuszko Monica Mary Gardner
  • "Well, you may depend upon my not praising you," she said drily.

    Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
  • "I have not noticed any signs of illness," Sartoris said drily.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • "Either that, or else he'd be buried," remarked Frank, drily.

    The Aeroplane Boys Flight John Luther Langworthy
  • "It's a good thing to have that repertation," Uncle Jabez said drily.

    Ruth Fielding At College Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for drily


in a dry manner
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