Blankly Blank"ly, adv. 1. In a blank manner; without expression; vacuously; as, to stare blankly. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

2. Directly; flatly; point blank. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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  • blankly — /blangk lee/, adv. 1. without expression or understanding: She stared blankly at her inquisitors. 2. in every respect; totally; fully: He blankly denied ever saying such a thing. [1815 25; BLANK + LY] * * * …   Universalium

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  • blankly — blank|ly [ˈblæŋkli] adv in a way that shows no emotion, understanding, or interest ▪ Anna stared blankly at the wall …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blankly — blank|ly [ blæŋkli ] adverb without showing any emotion, reaction, or understanding: She gazed at him blankly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blankly — UK [ˈblæŋklɪ] / US adverb without showing any emotion, reaction, or understanding She gazed at him blankly …   English dictionary

  • blankly — [ˈblæŋkli] adv without showing any emotion, reaction, or understanding She gazed at him blankly.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • blankly — blank ► ADJECTIVE 1) not marked or decorated; bare or plain. 2) not comprehending or reacting. 3) complete; absolute: a blank refusal. ► NOUN 1) a space left to be filled in a document. 2) a cartridge containing gunpowder but no bullet. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • blankly — adverb without expression; in a blank manner she stared at him blankly • Derived from adjective: ↑blank …   Useful english dictionary

  • blankly — adverb see blank I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blankly — adverb in a blank manner, especially showing no emotion or expression …   Wiktionary

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