Origin of sullen
Examples from the Web for sullenly
And defeated Germany sullenly nursed her wounds, its people casting about for someone to blame.
We can stand silently and sullenly beside them since, ideologically speaking, there is nowhere else to go.
McClellan could not pursue; and the Confederates fell back doggedly, sullenly, and recrossed into Virginia.Four Years in Rebel Capitals|T. C. DeLeon
Why had he persisted in sullenly leaving them all and going home?Ester Ried Yet Speaking|Isabella Alden
Id hate to be foolish enough to believe she was anything but mean, growled Bobby, sullenly.The Girls of Central High|Gertrude W. Morrison
“Boys will be boys, no matter whether they have scout uniforms on or overalls,” he said sullenly.The Boy Scouts of Lenox|Frank V. Webster
"Well, I don't want to hear anything about them or their doings," he retorted, sullenly.The Cottage of Delight|Will N. Harben
British Dictionary definitions for sullenly
Word Origin for sullen
Word Origin and History for sullenly
1570s, alteration of Middle English soleyn "unique, singular," from Anglo-French *solein, formed on the pattern of Old French soltain, from Old French soul "single" (see sole (n.2)). The sense shift in Middle English from "solitary" to "morose" occurred late 14c.