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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv stonily in a stony manner "stonily indifferent to time"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Stonily In a stony manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stonily In a stony manner; stiffly; harshly; frigidly.
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In literature:

He sat by the table gazing stonily at the fire, his long legs twisted beneath his chair.
"The Woman in Black" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
The saleswoman gazed at me stonily.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
On the torn banks of the heavens' cloud-rivers, But stonily stands still, like death that dies never.
"Sandhya" by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Her visitor regarded her stonily for a moment and then abruptly brushed past her toward the door.
"The Governess" by Julie M. Lippmann
Captain Leek heard the words, too, and must have understood them, for he stared stonily at the big, good-looking miner.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Doggie again wrinkled his brow and looked at her, and she returned his glance stonily.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
Mrs. Crowl surveyed Denzil Cantercot so stonily and cut him his beef so savagely that he said grace when the dinner was over.
"The Big Bow Mystery" by I. Zangwill
Unziar alone looked stonily blank, but the other grim faces round the table regarded Rallywood with a sort of satisfaction.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
Miss Mallowcoid and Leonetta, however, who were not at all persuaded that they could excuse such a judge, looked stonily unconvinced.
"Too Old for Dolls" by Anthony Mario Ludovici
She regarded him stonily out of flint-blue eyes.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
For a time old Caleb stood stonily immovable while the story, which the girl had already heard, had its second telling.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
The merchant sat, staring stonily at the table in front of him.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
He looked up to see Auguste staring stonily at him, his manacled hands clenched into fists.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
He stood looking stonily at Mackenzie, unmoved by anger, unflushed by exertion.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
Tony stared stonily at Hannah and decided he did not like to look at her.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
He stared stonily before him as the race was won.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Moreover, old Lady Nunnely eyed her stonily from her great chair by the fireside.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
The company faced the bridge, staring stonily, motionless.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
The Squadron Leader wiped a smile off his lips and stared stonily at O'Malley.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
The younger women were for the most part less scared or stonily resigned.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley" by Bertram Mitford

In news:

For politics, of course, arise, though the author of Atlas Shrugged stares stonily past them, as if this book were not what, in fact, it is, essentially — a political book.
Sculptures stonily silent about origin.