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[blangk-lee] /ˈblæŋk li/
without expression or understanding:
She stared blankly at her inquisitors.
in every respect; totally; fully:
He blankly denied ever saying such a thing.
Origin of blankly
First recorded in 1815-25; blank + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "I cannot pay for that," I said, blankly, looking up from my letter.

    Cardigan Robert W. Chambers
  • The doctor stared at him blankly, and Walker went on, smiling.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • He shoved back his chair in horror, and gazed at her blankly.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • She stared at me blankly, then looked at the others with dilating eyes.

  • It was dangerous to quarrel with Jack; it was blankly impossible to quarrel with Toby.

    Mammon and Co. E. F. Benson
  • An ox,” said Eshley blankly, and rather fatuously; “what kind of ox?

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