[ UK /blˈiːkli/ ]
  1. without hope
    he wondered bleakly
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How To Use bleakly In A Sentence

  • he wondered bleakly
  • Bleakly, he smiled at her and watched as she set the tea on the table, her white nightdress flowing underneath the dress coat that she wore.
  • The most promising lead turned out to be a sick joke when I found myself bleakly staring down at some bird food.
  • London has never been so bleakly but lovingly rendered.
  • Gilliam famously had a rough time getting it into cinemas: the film was recut for a more conventional happy ending than the bleakly ambiguous one the story originally intended – and demanded – causing Gilliam to take out a full-page ad in Variety with an open letter to studio chairman Sid Sheinberg. Brazil: No 17
  • Dan, now successful in advertising, is doing his best to drink himself into failure; in a bleakly comic scene he clashes with Julia, who has become a wealthy lifestyle guru.
  • Their tragedy was bleakly mirrored by that of the Maya, who systematically exhausted their resource base, leading to death from starvation and thirst.
  • A bleakly beautiful portrait of doomed love. Times, Sunday Times
  • Oh , dear ,'she murmured bleakly, " We owe $ 392.
  • Indeed, when looking at the catalogue of Baby Cow's bleakly funny programmes – Marion and Geoff, Human Remains, Nighty Night, Sensitive Skin, Sarah and Lizzie – one could scarcely find a better description of them than Chekhov's own words for his subject matter: "the sad comicality of everyday life". Chekhov Shorts: 'I'm Ivan Nyukhin, aha!'
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