Hopelessly and drearily he accepted this as a fact even while with all his might fighting that tiger skin.
drearily and wearily drew on the dark hours of that tempestuous night.
"If lethargy itself be required, this is a capital place for it," sighed Conyers, drearily.
"Yes, very—for those that have homes to go to," said Ruth drearily.
And as he stood there drearily, he became reproach incarnate.
Yes, Gedge,” said Bracy drearily; “it is all downhill now to the end.
Leroux rose from the armchair in which he had been sitting and stared, drearily, at the newcomer.
“Well, this life is too much for me,” murmured Mrs. Purblind drearily.
“I did not speak, I was only thinking,” said Sydney, drearily.
And I was surprised to hear her say drearily that she had been in London; she had been everywhere.
Old English dreorig "sad, sorrowful," originally "cruel, bloody, blood-stained," from dreor "gore, blood," from (ge)dreosan (past participle droren) "fall, decline, fail," from West Germanic *dreuzas (cf. Old Norse dreyrigr "gory, bloody," and more remotely, German traurig "sad, sorrowful"), from PIE root *dhreu- "to fall, flow, drip, droop" (see drip (v.)).
The word has lost its original sense of "dripping blood." Sense of "dismal, gloomy" first recorded 1667 in "Paradise Lost," but Old English had a related verb drysmian "become gloomy."