[ US /ˈaɪsɪɫi/ ]
[ UK /ˈa‍ɪsɪli/ ]
  1. in a cold and icy manner
    `Mr. Powell finds it easier to take it out of mothers, children and sick people than to take on this vast industry,' Mr Brown commented icily
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How To Use icily In A Sentence

  • The following brief passage mentions the Sicilian Greek city of Segesta's alliance with Carthage against the Sicilian Greek city of Akragas (Girgenti) in 409 B.C., then briefly describes who bears most responsibility for the destruction of Sicily's Greek architecture. Greek Cities in Italy and Sicily by David Randall-MacIver (1931)
  • On the evening of 24 May 1941, British lieutenant commander Malcolm Wanklyn, in command of the submarine Upholder, sighted an enemy troop convoy strongly escorted by destroyers off Sicily.
  • The force sent to Sicily consisted of 134 triremes and 27,000 men, the largest Athens had ever fielded.
  • In 244 he seized Eryx in Sicily but was unable to raise the siege of Drepana.
  • The other fellow flung the words at me icily.
  • The poverty-stricken viceroyalty of Sardinia contributed little, Sicily somewhat more; most of the burden fell on Naples.
  • This is the beginning of Olympia I, which is written for a tyrant in Sicily by the name of Heron.
  • Zlotin glared icily at him then stepped tentatively into the room, looking around him slowly. CODE BREAKER
  • His beginning position was stylized Sicily Defence.
  • It reported that bee products such as royal icily, propolis and venom might help prevent cancer by inhibiting tumor growth; the study was done on mice.
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