grimly adv : in a grim implacable manner; "he was grimly satisfied"
Etymology 1grimmlic, corresponding to .
- 1973: In reality it was the most terrifying sight I had seen to date: two fried eggs decorated with ketchup, Tabasco and chopped chillis in the semblance of a pair of bloodshot eyes – I would as soon have eaten my own leg. I waved the grimly thing away — Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 94)
- In a grim manner.
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