witheringly


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with·er·ing

 (wĭth′ər-ĭng)
adj.
Tending to overwhelm or destroy; devastating: withering sarcasm.

with′er·ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.witheringly - in a withering manner; "guns fired witheringly at the railroad cars"
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witheringly

[ˈwɪðərɪŋlɪ] ADV [say, look] → desdeñosamente

witheringly

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References in classic literature ?
"He was so very useful before," interjected Anne witheringly.
The baker having been, by the counsel for Miss Rugg, witheringly denounced on that occasion up to the full amount of twenty guineas, at the rate of about eighteen- pence an epithet, and having been cast in corresponding damages, still suffered occasional persecution from the youth of Pentonville.
"Can you imagine going into a shop where a woman witheringly looks you up and down and nonchalantly declares, 'We only have a large, and that won't fit you!' "That happened to me.
Streetwise McDonnell was on the front foot, witheringly labelling wealthy Javid the "banker's chancellor".
"What does that say to you about regional detective series?" "That there's too many of them?" replied Hayers witheringly, thereby shooting down in flames North Norfolk's favourite fictional showbiz personality.
ANDRE FABRE has pronounced himself more than happy with the efforts of his three hopes for Dubai World Cup night, who came through their prep runs at Chantilly on Tuesday - despite contesting races whose conditions the trainer witheringly described as being "written by Mr Corbyn", writes Scott Burton.
He was witheringly criticised for putting his hand in a cage and attempting to pet the animal, but Ospreys forwards coach Allen Clarke said the matter should now be really consigned to the past.
The cast is great: McCarthy has a witheringly funny relationship with Bulgarian weapons dealer baddie Raina Boyanov -wonderfully played by Bridesmaids co-star Rose Byrne - and Miranda Hart hangs out in a helicopter.
The strength of the Marvel movies is that they don't take themselves too seriously and here the studio's trademark droll humour is very much in evidence, with Thor's attempts to grapple with 21st century America raising plenty of laughs and Stark delivering some witheringly dry one-liners.
(Monty Python's witheringly hilarious Spam routine from 1970 was rooted in this very thing.) So when Hormel ramped up its postwar advertising, it had to overcome Spam fatigue.
She says Ron Weasley's red hair ''appears to be thinning slightly,'' and notes witheringly that Harry still wears ''the distinctive round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient 12-year-old.''