from The Century Dictionary.
- With bad humor; crossly; disobligingly.
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"Was there any need," I asked, ill-humoredly, "to bring me here to say that?"
In Direst Peril David Christie Murray
"We don't like it, and we don't intend to stay," said the Shaggy Man a bit = ill-humoredly.
The Shaggy Man of Oz Snow, Jack 1949
"I don't know that this interests me much," interrupted Brady, ill-humoredly.
The Lever A Novel William Dana Orcutt 1911
But he has no right to come bothering you and papa without being invited [she goes to the window-seat and sits down, turning away from them ill-humoredly and looking into the garden, where Hector and Ellie are now seen strolling together].
Heartbreak House George Bernard Shaw 1903
LARRY [throwing the paper ill-humoredly on the chair].
John Bull's Other Island George Bernard Shaw 1903
"What do you want?" he asked sharply and ill-humoredly.
Mischievous Maid Faynie Laura Jean Libbey 1893
Suwarrow, and offended by the insufficiency of the help of Austria; he was discontented with the English government, and ill-humoredly kept himself apart from the coalition.
She looked at herself in the mirror and said aloud ill-humoredly -- 'I did not look well this evening, my complexion is going with alarming rapidity; perhaps I ought to keep earlier hours, and give up this life of dissipation.
The Magic Skin Honor�� de Balzac 1824
She looked at herself in the mirror and said aloud ill-humoredly — ‘I did not look well this evening, my complexion is going with alarming rapidity; perhaps I ought to keep earlier hours, and give up this life of dissipation.
The Magic Skin 2007
The Piper grunted rather ill-humoredly (or was it the pig?
The Poor Little Rich Girl Eleanor Gates 1913
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