bleakly bleakly


  • (adv) without hope


  1. The album was a musically complex record with bleakly humorous lyrics that broke from contemporary pop conventions.
  2. A bleakly funny critique of struggling postindustrial American cities; a novelistic, street-smart social drama; a passionate, un-p.
  3. Lower revenues mean lower spending, and the result is bleakly evident in rankings of the world's best universities.


  • Brooklyn's Franklin Avenue is suddenly delicious

    Until recently, the main thoroughfares of Crown Heights — which stretched between quiet blocks of historic brownstones — were bleakly dotted with discount stores and shuttered retail spaces. But today, the area — particularly Franklin Avenue and the surrounding streets, which are serviced by the A, C, 2, 3, 4 and 5 subway...
    on June 30, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. "As I look now at his desk, draped with black cloth and covered with flowers, I still have difficulty believing that he is gone," said Mr. Byrd. "My ebullient, Irish-to-the-core friend has departed this life forever. How bleakly somber. How...
    on Sep 22, 2009 By: Robert Byrd Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. Duffy noted in the introduction: "Some poets, like Denise Levertov, find an unbearable irony between the Christmas message of peace and love to all men and the horror of War. Her In California During the Gulf War remains bleakly relevant."
    on Dec 6, 2009 By: Carol Ann Duffy Source:

  3. Writing in The Times in 1987, Janet Maslin called it a "bleakly handsome, extremely well-acted film," but also "downbeat and actionless."
    on Feb 20, 2009 By: Janet Maslin Source: New York Times

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