Gravity is transformed from the constraint that holds us dully to Earth into the power that lets us fly.
“Toward the end, you didn't know it was bodies anymore,” Helen says dully.
"You are going to find him in a way we don't understand," he continued, dully.
"I paid it to Squire Hall to-day and he has it fer ye," said Hiram, dully.
Even in the chaos of my thoughts, I wondered, dully, at their extraordinary shapes.
They advanced to the topic again and again, dully, but with exaltation.
"Mother's dead," said Millicent dully; and her big eyes which had been so dull, shone suddenly bright with tears.
“That makes it different,” he said dully, as if to 234 himself.
Force played from it, and on its sides appeared C-R-U-1 in dully glowing golden light.
"I cannot allow Professor Burr to do anything for me," he said dully.
c.1200, "stupid;" early 13c., "blunt, not sharp;" rare before mid-14c., apparently from Old English dol "dull-witted, foolish," or an unrecorded parallel word, or from Middle Low German dul "slow-witted," both from Proto-Germanic *dulaz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon dol "foolish," Old High German tol, German toll "mad, wild," Gothic dwals "foolish"), from PIE *dheu- (1) "dust, vapor, smoke" (and related notions of "defective perception or wits"). Of color from early 15c.; of pain or other sensations from 1725. Sense of "boring" first recorded 1580s.
dull. (8) Not exhilarating; not delightful; as to make dictionaries is dull work. [Johnson]Dullsville, slang for "town where nothing happens," attested from 1960.
c.1200, "to grow weary, tire;" of pointed or edged things from c.1400; of the senses from 1550s; from dull (adj.). Related: Dulled; dulling.
adj. dull·er, dull·est
Lacking responsiveness or alertness; insensitive.
Not intensely or keenly felt, as in pain.