adjective, sur·li·er, sur·li·est.
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He surlily answered, "You do not look like men that would lie on straw."George Fox|George Fox
“The skipper said I was to keep charge of the young lad,” said the man, surlily.In the King's Name|George Manville Fenn
He had not said it surlily, but sadly, and with a gentle deprecation of their insistence.A Pair of Patient Lovers|William Dean Howells
"I gather 'em off the trees by the road-side," said he surlily.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
"The devil you do," responded the other surlily, and sending over a strong whisky breath.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)|John McElroy