[ UK /dˈa‍ʊ‍əli/ ]
  1. in a sullen manner
    he sat in his chair dourly
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How To Use dourly In A Sentence

  • I looked at him dourly and gnawed on my nail nervously.
  • Consider this: In his June 1908 baccalaureate address, Wilson dourly told the young Princeton men: I am not sure that it is of the first importance that you should be happy. The Fiddler in the Subway
  • At the furthest extreme, Schopenhauer dourly proposed that happiness was not to be expected at all.
  • Cops stand stone-faced off to the side, dourly smoking their cigarettes.
  • In 1909 Sigmund Freud dourly observed that while the telephone let distant people communicate, it also let them be distant. World Wide Mind
  • Several other cruisers squatted dourly like giant hibernating tortoises.
  • His tinkling take on Karma Police, for instance, calls to mind Mozart's piano concertos, while Everything in Its Right Place, with its bottom-end minor notes, is dourly reminiscent of Shostakovich - and all free of Yorke's watery squall.
  • he sat in his chair dourly
  • Newton himself expressed his thoughts so dourly that students often avoided his lectures at Cambridge, and he spent his time, as one reporter put it, ‘lecturing to the walls’.
  • That cheery assessment is what distinguishes "Masters of Management" from its predecessor, which was more dourly titled "The Witch Doctors" and was written by Mr. Wooldridge with his Economist colleague John Micklethwait in 1996. Reworking The Workplace
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