grimly grimly  /ˈɡrɪm li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a grim implacable manner

Usage(s):

  1. In a drug-and-alcohol rehab, the wounded sit grimly on folding chairs, acknowledging the folly of their old life--their misadventures with alcohol, cocaine or other poisons.
  2. They seemed grimly determined not to antagonize Russia by gloating.
  3. Many Anderson citizens were grimly pleased by the severity of the judge's either-or-decision.

News

  1. Son allegedly stabs father, cuts off his own hands

    An argument ended grimly in California this week, with a father found in the driveway bleeding from stab wounds and his son nearby, his severed hands lying on the ground.Shasta County Sherriff’s deputies responded to a reported stabbing in Redding, Calif., on Monday afternoon to find the gruesome scene with “visible injuries” in the driveway, according to a news release.Both Gregory Dunn, 58 ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Brumbies upset British and Irish Lions 14-12

    CANBERRA (Reuters) - The ACT Brumbies defended superbly under huge pressure to upset the British and Irish Lions 14-12 in Canberra on Tuesday and end the tourists' unbeaten run on their Australian tour. Centre Tevita Kuridrani scored the match's sole try in the first half and Jesse Mogg slotted three penalties for the hosts who held on grimly in a frenetic finish to delight more than 21,000 fans ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Rugby-Brumbies upset British and Irish Lions 14-12

    CANBERRA, June 18 (Reuters) - The ACT Brumbies defended superbly under huge pressure to upset the British and Irish Lions 14-12 in Canberra on Tuesday and end the tourists' unbeaten run on their Australian tour. Centre Tevita Kuridrani scored the match's sole try in the first half and Jesse Mogg slotted three penalties for the hosts who held on grimly in a frenetic finish to delight more than 21 ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "It is a privilege to be honoured with a game against the current world champions," said Parreira, "but it is not my intention to try and hang on grimly in a defensive mode hoping to squeeze a draw."
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Carlos Alberto Parreira Source: The Times

  2. After his 1974 film Earthquake, the late Pauline Kael said: "He's not a bad actor, but he's humourlessly unresilient. He underacts grimly and he turns into a stereotype of himself."
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Pauline Kael Source: Independent

  3. "But he reminded Americans that our recovery is not complete. We are grimly watching our coastal wetlands disappear and desperately-needed hurricane protection projects are still stalled by red tape and a lack of funding," Melancon added....
    on Oct 21, 2009 By: Charlie Melancon Source: Tri Parish Times

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