[kraws-lee, kros-]
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Origin of crossly

First recorded in 1585–95; cross + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for crossly

Historical Examples of crossly

  • "You're an awful fool, Lizzie," he said crossly, leaning over the banisters.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • "Well, he better get a little sense in his head," Adams returned, crossly.

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

  • "You'll have to be here in better time for the twelve train," he said crossly.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot

    Mrs. Molesworth

  • But I crossly bade him look sharp and say his prayers and not bother me.

    The Golden Age

    Kenneth Grahame

  • "I hear you have been teasing Elsa again," she said crossly.

    A Bride of the Plains

    Baroness Emmuska Orczy