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1In a matter-of-fact or ironically humorous way.‘“How very observant,” he said dryly’
- ‘She laughed dryly: ‘Some people think everything I do is a publicity stunt.'’
- ‘‘It came out in 1998, and didn't sell very well,’ he reflects dryly.’
- ‘Suddenly this dryly humorous film assumes a dangerous mood and darker comment on Antoine's life.’
- ‘‘There is a certain amount of disagreement among the authors who write of this matter,’ the chronicler says dryly.’
- ‘The tales are sometimes dryly humorous, but often just heart-breaking.’
- ‘Katie commented dryly, ‘Do you think that matters?’’
- ‘‘Fifty songs,’ I mused. ‘Five thousand dollars worth of digital matter,’ I added to myself dryly.’
- ‘This is possibly the most acutely perceptive (and drily humorous) political film ever made.’
- ‘In a dryly humorous touch, the woman's firmly placed heels seem more than adequate substitutes for the chair's missing front legs.’
- ‘The dialogue is laconic, direct, sometimes drily humorous.’
- ‘This is not merely a matter of pressing the First Amendment to a dryly logical extreme.’
- ‘‘We call it the belly of the beast,’ she dryly remarks.’
- ‘As he remarked dryly yesterday: ‘If they say it's not there, we accept that.’’
- ‘In person, Barry is engaging - impassioned at times, dryly humorous at others.’
- ‘It was ironic; I thought dryly, that he should feel that way.’
- ‘‘Well, you and I know the difference,’ he says dryly.’
- ‘‘I suppose I'm an ex-shareholder now,’ he says dryly.’
- ‘Demos they may be but these Hazlewood rarities are rounded, rustic country songs: lustrous and lustful, quirkily and dryly humorous, yet poignant stories from the other side of love.’
- ‘The film that follows is a dark, dryly humorous critique of class privilege and artful etiquette.’
- ‘‘There was also,’ said Aunt Emily, drily, ‘the matter that you have, apparently, skipped a few classes.’’
2In a dry way or condition.‘Evans swallowed dryly’
- ‘I swallowed dryly and rediscovered at least a part of my wit.’
- ‘I swallowed dryly before continuing in a strained voice.’
- ‘Norwood, swallowing dryly, ran back across the main street.’
- ‘‘Uh, yeah,’ I swallowed dryly, wishing I didn't have to say this part.’
- ‘He feels very self-conscious and swallows dryly, clearing his throat.’
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