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icily

[ahy-suh-lee] /ˈaɪ sə li/
adverb
1.
in an icy manner:
I received him icily because of the harsh way he had treated me.
Origin of icily
1840-1850
1840-50; icy + -ly
Related forms
iciness, noun
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  • His eyes gained a little respect as they rested on Keane's light gray, icily calm eyes.

    Mask of Death Paul Ernst
  • "I fear Mrs. Hamilton has not been a member of many clubs," she remarked, icily.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
  • Unwinking, icily malignant, black slits of eyes glared at us between pouches that held them half closed.

    The Metal Monster A. Merritt
  • The gentleman in the yard,” said Dorothy, icily, “is Mr. Carr.

  • The wall of icily chill water they had counted on to secure the front of their camp was useless.

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  • "Miss McGuire, I'll trouble you to be more careful in addressing my guests," he said icily.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • But the water was up to his shoulders: the bag, coat and all was partly in the slime that wrapped him coldly, icily about.

    The Auto Boys' Mystery James A. Braden
British Dictionary definitions for icily

icily

/ˈaɪsɪlɪ/
adverb
1.
in an icy or reserved manner
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