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  1. In a wry manner.
  • 1849: But Redburn, from the start, had linked himself to those ambiguous red men, in an image part physical, part metaphysical. " Herman Melville, Redburn (Penguin 1986, p. 20)
  • 1994: He grinned . "I guess she keeps me on my toes." " Elizabeth Adler, Legacy of Secrets (Island 1994, p. 434)
  • Etymology: From wry + -ly.

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