“I never thought two politicians could have such a functional relationship,” says one, wryly.
He was friendly, a little nervous, getting over a cold, and wryly funny.
Jennifer wryly notes that “to some extent every little girl sees Daddy as Cary Grant.”
He noted, wryly, “Ironically, no one said word one about Carson Kressley—openly gay.”
In response to a question about Hostess going out of business, Christie wryly refused to answer.
Indeed, he wryly found his orthodox opponent guilty of the very crime with which he, as a subversive, was charged.
"And a desire for more trank to keep the mood going," Joe said wryly.
"I came to the same conclusion myself, when I experimented," Ross said wryly.
Peter MacDonald said wryly, "We, too, were pressured into such a step."
With a world of problems on my mind I thought it would be wryly amusing to resolve whatever difficulties troubled my butler.
1520s, "distorted, somewhat twisted," from obsolete verb wry "to contort, to twist or turn," from Old English wrigian "to turn, bend, move, go," from Proto-Germanic *wrig- (cf. Old Frisian wrigia "to bend," Middle Low German wrich "turned, twisted"), from PIE *wreik- "to turn" (cf. Greek rhoikos "crooked," Lithuanian raisas "paralysed"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). Of words, thoughts, etc., from 1590s. The original sense is preserved in awry.