without expression or understanding: She stared blankly at her inquisitors.
in every respect; totally; fully: He blankly denied ever saying such a thing.
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How to use blankly in a sentence
He tried to pick her up, but My’onna, laying on her side and staring blankly ahead, couldn’t move.Two kids, a loaded gun and the man who left a 4-year-old to die | John Woodrow Cox | September 27, 2021 | Washington Post
He asked the group of six or seven children if they had any questions, but most looked at him blankly and in silence.More than 100 Afghan children and teens are in U.S. custody without parents | John Hudson, Maria Sacchetti | September 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Mention the name Yeager to school children in the 1960s and they’d look back at you blankly.
The strongest, frankly dictatorial authority figure I have known would look at me blankly, unable to make even simple decisions.
Strong, young, crisply uniformed, he or she would shake, sigh, stare blankly, or cry, recounting variations of this statement.Bergdahl’s Bitter Homecoming: The Psychological Cost of War | Jean Kim | July 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He stares at us blankly, then pulls down his pants and begins peeing.Millions of Refugees from Syria’s War Are Clinging to Life In Toxic Conditions | Christopher Looney | April 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Queen looked at him blankly, smiled and shrugged her shoulders politely as she turned and moved on.
“I can only imagine what you felt as you stared blankly at the officer who arrived without any answers to give,” she wrote.Military Wives Rally Around Wife of Accused Afghanistan Shooter Robert Bales | Jesse Ellison | March 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The men gazed into each others' faces blankly; and then, as if by common impulse, the whole company rode forward.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
He gave so violent a start, his face expressed so much of apprehension and dismay, that I stared at him blankly.Uncanny Tales | Various
Then, in my anger I arose and went stamping up and down the room, while Tim sat there staring at me blankly.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
He sat in the chair and blankly watched the two men who hung over the table and its flow of brilliant symbols.The Stars, My Brothers | Edmond Hamilton
Thyrsis stood rooted to the spot, staring blankly; and the deer stood staring at him.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair