One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that expresses dry, especially mocking, humour.‘he reflects wryly on his life and work’‘her wryly observed sketches and caricatures’‘I smiled wryly at the words’
- ‘The snapshots show the artist's wryly observant take on his world.’
- ‘She ruminates wryly about her future.’
- ‘Greene's prefaces are usually succinct, genuinely concerned with aspects of the writing process, and sometimes wryly humorous.’
- ‘In six delicately trenchant, wryly humorous images, she distills the memories of her two teenage years in a Catholic nunnery.’
- ‘He evokes the lyric and neo-Romantic impulses his great predecessors found in the music, at the same time commenting on those responses wryly yet lovingly.’
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