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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. 2017.
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  • "You're talking Socialism," I said crossly, wondering whether Lucia had taken it up as her latest fad.

    A Far Country, Complete Winston Churchill
  • "I don't care to go at all if that cake is gone," declared Faith, crossly.

    At the Little Brown House Ruth Alberta Brown
  • "Devil take him and his worship," muttered Jack, crossly, in English.

  • He closed it with a vicious slam "I told her," he said crossly.

    Americans All Various
  • Mrs. Palmer paid no heed, except to say crossly, 'I do wish you had shown a little common sense.

    Old Kensington Miss Thackeray
  • “You had better see it for yourself,” he said crossly and turned away.

    Adventures in Toyland Edith King Hall
  • "You know I don't," and Gumble-umble did not speak quite so crossly this time.

  • "He's evidently forgotten how to say 'thank you,'" Kitty said crossly.

  • He sat on the doorstep thinking about it until his Uncle Laban came down and crossly ordered him to go to bed.

    Joel: A Boy of Galilee Annie Fellows Johnston
  • "You'll have to be here in better time for the twelve train," he said crossly.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot Mrs. Molesworth

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