woodenly


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Related to woodenly: dutifully, craftily

wood·en

 (wo͝od′n)
adj.
1. Made or consisting of wood.
2. Stiff and unnatural; without spirit: a wooden performance; a wooden smile.
3. Clumsy and awkward; ungainly.

wood′en·ly adv.
wood′en·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.woodenly - without gracewoodenly - without grace; rigidly; "they moved woodenly"
Translations

woodenly

[ˈwʊdnlɪ] ADV [say, react] → de manera poco expresiva; [act] → de forma acartonada

woodenly

adv (fig) smile, act, bowgekünstelt, steif; standwie ein Klotz; look, staremit unbeweglicher Miene
References in classic literature ?
The youth, with his chin still on his breast, stood woodenly by while his companion beat ways and means out of sullen things.
Fyne's hand extended to me woodenly and bowed over it with deference.
His eyes were still, his stare exalted and sullen; his face was set, was hard, was woodenly exulting over the grim inspiration that secretly possessed him, seethed within him, lifted him up into a stealthy frenzy of belief.
Mr Verloc obeyed woodenly, stony-eyed, and like an automaton whose face had been painted red.
Spicer opened his second White House presser with a mea culpa, sort of, joking woodenly about his first appearance.
Sydney, having lost what had restored him to love and life, retreats once more, and probably deeper than ever, into a protective shell of unfeeling; after woodenly rejecting Clare's attempt to comfort and help him somehow, he shuts his door on her, and that is the last we see of him.
From Curlers to Chainsaws isn't academic per se, but many essays carry a load of scholarship, often with agility, sometimes more woodenly.
Instead, although they have "escaped" war and are no longer in a war hospital, Frederic is only able to woodenly follow the doctors' and nurses' directives.
Sounding like robots, the pastors sang woodenly our national anthem, in contrast to the artistic rendition of the US national anthem by the 2016 American Idol winner, Trent Harmon.
Interestingly, the issue has not been clearly addressed by the Florida courts, and the cases that seem to suggest an answer are, as will be shown below, largely irrelevant to the analysis and, worse, if woodenly applied, would produce a result that is arguably both contrary to Florida homestead law and inequitable.
Woodenly adapted from Nathaniel Philbrick's superior nonfiction account, and directed in alternately stolid and frenetic fashion by Ron Howard, the Warner Bros, release could take advantage of its 3D showings and lack of strong early-December competition to spear a decent opening on Dec.