One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a manner that causes sadness.‘Mrs Lynde spoke depressingly’as submodifier ‘the story is becoming depressingly familiar’as sentence adverb ‘depressingly, I have to agree with Eric on the likely political reaction to this problem’
- ‘The problems are depressingly similar in every industry I have observed: forced overtime, discrimination, and sexual harassment.’
- ‘The experience sounded depressingly like something out of an extremely bad novel.’
- ‘Not only is this article very astute in my opinion, but so depressingly true in what it suggests.’
- ‘A BBC editor found himself depressingly bombarded with questions from young composition students which all revealed their obsession to discover in what 'style' they should be writing.’
- ‘It's the sole bright note in a depressingly conventional new suburb.’
- ‘The Convention was wound up in 1976, depressingly little having been achieved.’
- ‘More depressingly, the proper spirit of real commerce was now missing from the streets of lower Manhattan.’
- ‘Today, although the country is picking up the pieces and starting over, the job market is still depressingly bleak.’
- ‘Your book ended depressingly.’
- ‘Depressingly, even the cuts that do gain media attention seem to have certain aspects that remain hidden.’
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