When we chatted in 2011, Rourke dryly noted that his songwriting credits with Morrissey resulted in no royalties.
Obama dryly commented back on Jessica being "in a weight battle, apparently."
“They sure took the Sony thing seriously,” Attkisson said dryly.
I shivered a little, and dryly advised him to remember better where he had stored the precious liquid.
“Nothing delights their hearts more than seeing a dead bird,” Kennedy says dryly.
"Don't invest it till you get it, Carl," interposed Matt dryly.
"You'll have to do some riding to get there," Good Indian informed them dryly.
As you say, we Sprattes have a remarkable sense of humour, she replied, dryly.
"Sir George means in his country," dryly observed John Effingham.
It is not as painful as you seem to think, said Uncle Robert dryly.
Old English dryge, from Proto-Germanic *draugiz (cf. Middle Low German dröge, Middle Dutch druge, Dutch droog, Old High German trucchon, German trocken, Old Norse draugr), from PIE *dreug-.
Meaning "barren" is mid-14c. Of humor or jests, early 15c. (implied in dryly); as "uninteresting, tedious" from 1620s. Of places prohibiting alcoholic drink, 1870 (but dry feast, one at which no liquor is served, is from late 15c.; colloquial dry (n.) "prohibitionist" is 1888, American English). Dry goods (1708) were those measured out in dry, not liquid, measure. Dry land (that not under the sea) is from early 13c. Dry run is from 1940s.
Old English drygan, related to dry (adj.). Related: Dried; drying. Of the two agent noun spellings, drier is the older (1520s), while dryer (1874) was first used of machines. Dry out in the drug addiction sense is from 1967. Dry up "stop talking" is 1853.
A person who favors the prohibition of alcoholic drink (1888+)