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blankly

[blangk-lee]
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adverb
  1. without expression or understanding: She stared blankly at her inquisitors.
  2. in every respect; totally; fully: He blankly denied ever saying such a thing.
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Origin of blankly

First recorded in 1815–25; blank + -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • After repeated shakings I opened my eyes and stared at him blankly, but I said nothing.

  • Beardsley looked at him blankly, and Pederson gave a snort and a gesture.

  • Her children, surveying her blankly, found speech difficult.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • They were slow moving and stared as blankly at him as at the pictures on the wall.

    The Web of the Golden Spider

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • Dumaresque looked from one to the other blankly and then laughed.

    The Bondwoman

    Marah Ellis Ryan