He hated TV for chasing fads and its vacuousness, but also because it paid him too little, notes Itzkoff dryly.
When we chatted in 2011, Rourke dryly noted that his songwriting credits with Morrissey resulted in no royalties.
“Some might consider them interesting,” replied defense lawyer Tony Gentile dryly.
Obama dryly commented back on Jessica being "in a weight battle, apparently."
Obama dryly commented on Jessica being "in a weight battle, apparently."
"Don't invest it till you get it, Carl," interposed Matt dryly.
"I'm afraid you're getting beyond my depth now," Bivens answered, dryly.
As you say, we Sprattes have a remarkable sense of humour, she replied, dryly.
"He was one of the few other officers that survived," Joe said dryly.
It is not as painful as you seem to think, said Uncle Robert dryly.
Old English dryge, from Proto-Germanic *draugiz (cf. Middle Low German dröge, Middle Dutch druge, Dutch droog, Old High German trucchon, German trocken, Old Norse draugr), from PIE *dreug-.
Meaning "barren" is mid-14c. Of humor or jests, early 15c. (implied in dryly); as "uninteresting, tedious" from 1620s. Of places prohibiting alcoholic drink, 1870 (but dry feast, one at which no liquor is served, is from late 15c.; colloquial dry (n.) "prohibitionist" is 1888, American English). Dry goods (1708) were those measured out in dry, not liquid, measure. Dry land (that not under the sea) is from early 13c. Dry run is from 1940s.
Old English drygan, related to dry (adj.). Related: Dried; drying. Of the two agent noun spellings, drier is the older (1520s), while dryer (1874) was first used of machines. Dry out in the drug addiction sense is from 1967. Dry up "stop talking" is 1853.
A person who favors the prohibition of alcoholic drink (1888+)