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  • adv. In a chummy manner


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  • Giles Terera's Caliban is no threat: merely disobliging: his "Ban Ban Caliban" riff is diminished by being ironically chanted by two of the clowns as if they were the Andrews Sisters; his rift with Prospero too chummily resolved.

    Decade; The Tempest; The Kitchen; Parade – review

  • For extra closeness, the eldest is holding on to my upper arm, leaning in chummily, with all his weight on me.

    Diary of a separation

  • The panel was also polite, the currentjustice secretary and his Labour predecessor chummily Ken-ing and Jack-ing each other.

    Ken Clarke's night of trial on Question Time in jail

  • Writing to Air Marshal Richard Peck, the assistant chief of the Air Staff in London, he chummily dramatized his time in Hollywood, taking personal credit for “wangling the script” into the Disney Studios and boasting about the imminent book release, which he claimed was likely to sell half a million copies and thereby greatly benefit the RAF Benevolent Fund.


  • The NSWMA, as we chummily call them, are amongst our favourites of all the solid wastes management associations out there.

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  • She smiled at me chummily, as though we were best buds, confidants.

    Kiss It

  • None of the other houses nestled chummily near hers; even her garage was unattached.

    Bleeding Violet

  • Things took a sharp turn with Senator Roland Burris 'starkly strange and awkward questions about propelling National ID cards and the needs of TSA directed chummily at Secretary Napolitano.

    Washington Seeks PASS Act as Real ID Act "D.O.A."

  • But maybe he was annoyed (as I was) by the very obvious attempt to sound chummily knowledgeable while punting with that, "In what way, Charlie?"

    Sarah Palin On Bush Doctrine: Homina, Homina, Homina

  • I've got a crazy wonderful publicist who helped me create the blog tour that ate the universe and with whom I joke chummily most days.

    Joy Preble: Paying the Debut Dues Or How I Got a Silver Sharpie


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