dully dully

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) without liveliness
  2. (adv) without luster or shine

Usage(s):

  1. Oblivious to the causes of her plight, Alina sits at the edge of the entrance to her hole, staring dully at the Gara du Nord passersby.
  2. On the Missouri nearsighted little men in anachronistic top hats and clawhammer coats dully accepted defeat.
  3. Au Bon March, the city's biggest department store, put on a bitter window display: at a table sat a cadaverous old man, muffled against the winter and staring dully at his rations.

News

  1. Adams, Dully earn top local honors

    Matt Adams, who golfs out of The Meadow at Peabody, and Kernwood Country Club head pro Frank Dully were the top local finishers as the 104th Massachusetts Open golf championship concluded yesterday after three days of play at Woodland Country Club in
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Salem News

  2. Travel To Go Complaints Department Talks World's Most Colorful Destinations to Visit in 2013

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When people take vacations, they typically want to escape the dully colored asphalt, concrete, and steel cities that they work in. Vacations should ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. Likewise Roger Moore writes in the Orlando Sentinel: "Where Cloverfield felt 'real,' with its amateur camera work and unedited, un-narrated narrative of a monster attack on New York, Diary is a slapdash, dully narrated, badly acted attempt at...
    on Feb 15, 2008 By: Roger Moore Source: Contactmusic.com

  2. Susan Hill, whose books are featured in GCSE and A-level syllabuses, said they were taught "so badly, so dully and so mechanically" to pass exams.
    on Apr 28, 2009 By: Susan Hill Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. On Nov. 30, 1960, Freeman wrote: "Mrs. Dully came in for a talk about Howard. Things have gotten much worse and she can barely endure it. I explained to Mrs. Dully that the family should consider the possibility of changing Howard's personality by...
    on Nov 16, 2005 By: Walter Freeman Source: NPR

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