grimly adv

grimly adv
"Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess," Tom began grimly.

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  • grimly — adv. Grimly is used with these adjectives: ↑determined, ↑realistic Grimly is used with these verbs: ↑laugh, ↑mutter, ↑nod, ↑reply, ↑say, ↑smile, ↑think …   Collocations dictionary

  • Grimly — Grim ly, adv. In a grim manner; fiercely. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grimly — O.E. grimlic (adj.) fierce, bloodthirsty, cruel, grimlice (adv.); see GRIM (Cf. grim) + LY (Cf. ly). Cf. M.Du. grimmelijc, O.N. grimmligr …   Etymology dictionary

  • grimly — adv. RG. 347 …   Oldest English Words

  • grimly — adv. sternly, unrelentingly; mercilessly, harshly; forbiddingly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grim — grimly, adv. grimness, n. /grim/, adj., grimmer, grimmest. 1. stern and admitting of no appeasement or compromise: grim determination; grim necessity. 2. of a sinister or ghastly character; repellent: a grim joke. 3. having a harsh, surly,… …   Universalium

  • grim — [grım] adj [: Old English; Origin: grimm] 1.) making you feel worried or unhappy = ↑harsh ▪ the grim reality of rebuilding the shattered town ▪ When he lost his job, his future looked grim. ▪ Millions of Britons face the grim prospect (=something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grim — [[t]grɪ̱m[/t]] grimmer, grimmest 1) ADJ GRADED A situation or piece of information that is grim is unpleasant, depressing, and difficult to accept. They painted a grim picture of growing crime... There was further grim economic news yesterday...… …   English dictionary

  • grim — [grɪm] adj 1) grim news, situations, and events are unpleasant and make you feel upset and worried the grim reality of unemployment[/ex] 2) very serious and unfriendly a grim expression[/ex] 3) a grim place is ugly and unpleasant grimly adv …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • grim — [grim] adj. grimmer, grimmest [ME < OE grimm, akin to Ger < IE base * ghrem , to make a loud sound, roar angrily > GRUMBLE, Russ grom, thunder] 1. fierce; cruel; savage 2. hard and unyielding; relentless; stern; resolute [grim courage] 3 …   English World dictionary

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