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  • adverb In a gritty way.


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gritty +‎ -ly


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  • Led by keyboardist-composer Dave Morecroft, they play a tight, deftly structured and grittily grooving music that has led to comparisons with young, rock-influenced UK jazz bands as Led Bib.

    This week's new live music 2011

  • For all its cheerlessness, the novel is anything but grittily realistic.

    Mercy! 2009

  • For a grittily entertaining and thoughtful example of just how good a western can be, look no further than Mateo Gil's accomplished Blackthorn, an outlaw tale that is at once exciting and elegiac, elegant and earthy.

    Marshall Fine: Movie Review: Blackthorn Marshall Fine 2011

  • Gareth Cross responded grittily but Fletcher and Charlie Shreck returned to take a wicket apiece with the second new ball, leaving the champions well placed for a significant first-innings lead.

    Nottinghamshire v Lancashire | County Championship match report 2011

  • Citizens from far-flung areas like the grittily mixed Shia-Sunni Zafraniya in southeastern Baghdad and the middle-class Sunni al-Amil neighborhood in western Baghdad say there is a total curfew in their areas, preventing even pedestrians from moving.

    Iraqi Crowds Air Grievances Ben Lando 2011

  • For all its cheerlessness, the novel is anything but grittily realistic.

    Mercy! 2009

  • Perhaps the most powerful, grittily realistic portraits of circus life in fiction film are La Strada by Federico Fellini and Bye Bye Brasil by Carlos Diegues.

    Rick Ayers: Circo: The Trials of an Itinerant Mexican Circus Rick Ayers 2011

  • His heart is in the right place, and he isn't racist, sexist or phobic of anyone, but oh my god, the sheer grittily accurate portrayal of what it would really be like to be cooped up in a four-foot-by-four-foot cell on a freezing planet for several hundred pages.

    MIND MELD: Books We Love That Everyone Else Hates (and Vice Versa) 2010

  • Happy days – not beautiful, perhaps, but innocent, affordable and grittily, sweatilygenuine.

    The big picture: the England squad relax at their hotel in Leon, Mexico, on 14 June 1970 2010

  • He grew up a bright-hearted, resourceful, grittily minded boy, qualities respected, indeed personified, by his mother.

    Joseph O'Connor: 'It was a voice that opened worlds' 2010


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