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  • adv. In a bitter manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a bitter manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a bitter manner.
  • In a severe or harsh manner; sharply; severely; angrily: as, to censure bitterly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. extremely and sharply
  • adv. with bitterness, in a resentful manner
  • adv. indicating something hard to accept


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bitter +‎ -ly


  • White also places a dead-looking tree behind the mother and child in his Hope for the Future but adds a noose; this and the mother's dejected pose -- her shoulders drooping, she holds the baby across her lap in the manner of a pieta -- make the title bitterly ironic.

    Chicago Reader

  • So many anti-immigration fanatics complain about how immigrants are supposedly ruining this country, and one of the things they complain about bitterly is how most telphone menus say “Press 1 for English”.

    Grave Press | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • They too depend upon the tolerance of the local authorities but usually the neighbors complain bitterly and the establishment does not stay open for long.

    Monterrey Help Please

  • Perhaps they should they think of it this way - if healthcare and climate change aren't passed - you know the stuff we elected them to do - they should start worrying more about being challenged from the left - in bitterly contested primary fights.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • (This backfired, as these things so often do, during the New Look controversy: Betty and Veronica used their blogs to complain bitterly about the redesign, and they even started rogue blogs off-site, which have since disappeared.)

    June | 2009 | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • Lipscomb's stunning 72-69 loss ended its season in bitterly disappointing fashion and served as another reminder that no matter how potent its top guns are, it won't become a champion until it becomes consistently proficient on the defensive end.

    Atlantic Sun Conference

  • There is a strong parallel between the MSM and CRU – both are deeply entrenched in bitterly contested fields.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » A Brief Media Critique

  • The march took about thirteen days through snow in bitterly cold conditions.

    Doug Nix

  • People of that type generally find increased law enforcement burdensome, and complain bitterly, but they are a tiny minority.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Matt Welch on the Immigration Law

  • Get the other side to complain bitterly about what a hot, steamy turd it is and idiots on the other side will buy two or three each and fill up their Xmas stockings with them just out of spite. joe blow

    Palin reaches the 1 million mark


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