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[kraws-lee, kros-] /ˈkrɔs li, ˈkrɒs-/
in a cross or angry manner.
Origin of crossly
First recorded in 1585-95; cross + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "You're an awful fool, Lizzie," he said crossly, leaning over the banisters.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • "Well, he better get a little sense in his head," Adams returned, crossly.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • "You'll have to be here in better time for the twelve train," he said crossly.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot

    Mrs. Molesworth
  • But I crossly bade him look sharp and say his prayers and not bother me.

    The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame
  • "I hear you have been teasing Elsa again," she said crossly.

    A Bride of the Plains

    Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • "I could tell you something you would like to know," Cornelius mumbled crossly.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • I said crossly that I had seen no symptoms, but if there were any—since he, Hermann, was so sure—then it was still worse.

    Falk Joseph Conrad
  • "A second time will not only be easier, but also impossible," I said crossly.

    The Point of View Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
  • "Well, you can let Nellie know that I'm goin'," replied Mrs. Whipp crossly.

    In Apple-Blossom Time

    Clara Louise Burnham
  • "Call it medicine, you'll need something," Raynor Three said crossly.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley

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