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Definition of Drolly
1. in a droll manner [adv]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Drolly
Literary usage of Drolly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, Samuel Johnson (1888)
"... described it drolly enough : " He laughs like a rhinoceros." l To JAMES BOSWELL, Esq. " DEAR SIR,—I make no doubt but you are now safely lodged in your ..."
2. Junior High School Literature by William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck (1922)
"He and his mother were Queery and drolly, contemptuously so called, and they answered to these names. I remember Cree best as a battered old weaver, ..."
3. Types of the Short Story: Selected Stories with Reading Lists by Benjamin Alexander Heydrick (1913)
"... mother were Queery and drolly, contemptuously so called, and they answered to these names. I remember Cree best as a battered old weaver, ..."
4. Curran and His Contemporaries by Charles Phillips (1850)
"Langrishe, whose mind was ever playful, arranged it rather drolly—' I'll settle it thus : We'll put it in a note, as if from Dr Robertson ; he is going to ..."