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crossly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv crossly in an ill-natured manner "she looked at her husband crossly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Crossly Athwart; adversely; unfortunately; peevishly; fretfully; with ill humor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crossly Athwart; so as to intersect something else.
    • crossly Adversely; in opposition; contrarily.
    • crossly Peevishly; fretfully.
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Usage

In literature:

I forgive you with all my heart, and I'm sorry I spoke crossly.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
So she took up her basket and ran away, for people often spoke crossly to her, and she was easily frightened.
"Hoodie" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
Everything about her was pretty; her voice too, though she spoke a little crossly.
"Peterkin" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
He turned away to hang up his overcoat and tried to speak crossly.
"A Christmas Accident and Other Stories" by Annie Eliot Trumbull
She looked at him crossly.
"Tales From Scottish Ballads" by Elizabeth W. Grierson
Aunt Lois looked stern and spoke crossly.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
The mare flattened her ears back, stamped crossly, and swayed her hind quarters against the opposite partition.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
Once she exclaimed crossly and with tears, "You are trying to keep me from Jim" (husband).
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
She looked at him crossly, and asked him what he wanted.
"Tales of the Caravan, Inn, and Palace." by William Hauff
We don't care if it is," Jessie returned, rather crossly; "we want to get home.
"Two Wyoming Girls and Their Homestead Claim" by Carrie L. Marshall
Only once did he speak crossly to the monkey, and that was when he put him into the cage preparatory to commencing his morning's work.
"Toby Tyler" by James Otis
But I crossly bade him look sharp and say his prayers and not bother me.
"The Golden Age" by Kenneth Grahame
But we are going to call her Spiteful, because she shakes her head so crossly and has such very sharp horns.
"The Eagle's Nest" by S. E. Cartwright
He has rather a way of looking down on me, and I think I speak crossly to him sometimes.
"Under the Mendips" by Emma Marshall
When they reached the house the old woman received them very crossly.
"The Green Fairy Book" by Various
Out with your hanger, Walter, when Jahangir so much as opes his mouth to speak crossly.
"The Great Mogul" by Louis Tracy
Pray don't speak crossly to me.
"The Parson O' Dumford" by George Manville Fenn
She spoke rather crossly, but Garth was not dashed.
"Vision House" by C. N. Williamson
And he had been such a brute to snap her up so crossly!
"The Road to Understanding" by Eleanor H. Porter
But look 'ere," continued Shorty crossly, "I can't staiy torkin' 'ere all night, I'm orf to git grub.
"A Woman's Burden" by Fergus Hume
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In poetry:

Then she answered him crossly, "I wish you wouldn't bother me,
For I'm tired of this kind of talk, as you may see."
So at last there came a steamer to Ruily one day,
So big that if almost seemed to fill the bay.
"The Bonnie Lass o' Ruily" by William Topaz McGonagall

In science:

Now, consider a Raman experiment with incident an scattered light linearly and crossly polarized.
Comment on "Multi-phonon Raman scattering in semiconductor nanocrystals: Importance of non-adiabatic transitions"
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