In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- ‘Well, you and I know the difference,’ he says dryly.
- As he remarked dryly yesterday: ‘If they say it's not there, we accept that.’
- ‘It came out in 1998, and didn't sell very well,’ he reflects dryly.
- In person, Barry is engaging - impassioned at times, dryly humorous at others.
- It was ironic; I thought dryly, that he should feel that way.
- I swallowed dryly and rediscovered at least a part of my wit.
- The dialogue is laconic, direct, sometimes drily humorous.
- I swallowed dryly before continuing in a strained voice.
- This is possibly the most acutely perceptive (and drily humorous) political film ever made.
- ‘We call it the belly of the beast,’ she dryly remarks.
- The tales are sometimes dryly humorous, but often just heart-breaking.
- Suddenly this dryly humorous film assumes a dangerous mood and darker comment on Antoine's life.
- This is not merely a matter of pressing the First Amendment to a dryly logical extreme.
- ‘I suppose I'm an ex-shareholder now,’ he says dryly.
- ‘There is a certain amount of disagreement among the authors who write of this matter,’ the chronicler says dryly.
- Norwood, swallowing dryly, ran back across the main street.
- Demos they may be but these Hazlewood rarities are rounded, rustic country songs: lustrous and lustful, quirkily and dryly humorous, yet poignant stories from the other side of love.
- ‘There was also,’ said Aunt Emily, drily, ‘the matter that you have, apparently, skipped a few classes.’
- ‘Fifty songs,’ I mused. ‘Five thousand dollars worth of digital matter,’ I added to myself dryly.
- Katie commented dryly, ‘Do you think that matters?’
- The film that follows is a dark, dryly humorous critique of class privilege and artful etiquette.
- ‘Uh, yeah,’ I swallowed dryly, wishing I didn't have to say this part.
- She laughed dryly: ‘Some people think everything I do is a publicity stunt.'
- In a dryly humorous touch, the woman's firmly placed heels seem more than adequate substitutes for the chair's missing front legs.
- He feels very self-conscious and swallows dryly, clearing his throat.
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