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  • r  in an ill-natured manner
    she looked at her husband crossly

  • Bob, said Arline somewhat crossly, was using the Connecticut courts "as a tool to enable him to exchange one wife for another.
  • War Manpower Commission retorted that manufacturers had made no requests for manpower, crossly added that they probably would not get it if they did.
  • One extreme left-winger told me, crossly: "Even Finnish Socialists prefer to make small reforms in the existing capitalist system rather than change it for a new system.

  • John Mortimer in Times Online
    Speaking of cross-examination, for example, Mortimer notes a precept of his father's that it can be done politely and without hostility "the art of cross-examination is not the art of examining crossly".

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