One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘It taps, enters, and perches doomily, prophetically, on the bust of Pallas, goddess of wisdom.’
- ‘But, nah - that would interfere with the knife-edged perversity of the piece, the sense we derive from it of fate's inexplicable workings, presented neither doomily nor ironically, but as a supercool form of realism.’
- ‘The song creeps rather doomily like a disgusting disease and has everything a masterpiece has to consist of.’
- ‘It's gruelling and dreary and sometimes doomily realistic.’
- ‘Because she is a most attractive actress, the love affair takes on such weight and meaning that the inevitable revelation seems an arbitrary intrusion by a doomily schematic plot.’
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