surly way

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  • Day turned round, asking without words what he wanted, in a very surly way. Cited from The Mermaid, by Lily Dougall
  • But it's the surly way the whole population is acting. Cited from Army Boys on German Soil, by Homer Randall
  • He came in a surly way, and then stared at me. Cited from Brownsmith's Boy, by George Manville Fenn
  • He had a surly way of casting side glances without moving his head, which was set low on a short, round neck. Cited from 'Twixt Land & Sea, by Joseph Conrad
  • She felt sure he was not bad-natured, his rough, surly ways arose from bashfulness. Cited from His Masterpiece, by Emile Zola
  • I looked in the direction in which he went, and could see he was speaking in a surly way to Captain Rowley. Cited from Miles Wallingford: Sequel to Afloat and Ashore, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Finally, Rome so resented his frowning looks and his surly ways that work was provided for him at a distance. Cited from Pictures Every Child Should Know, by Dolores Bacon
  • "Well, wasn't it because in his rough, surly way he likes us, and didn't want us to get hurt?" Cited from Cormorant Crag, by George Manville Fenn
  • On arriving on board, the captain received the gentlemen in a somewhat surly way, and inquired why Mr Fraser had not returned. Cited from Dick Cheveley, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • He pulled off his muffler and wound the child in it mummy-wise, round and round, muttering the while in a surly way. Cited from The Magnetic North, by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • He added, in rather a surly way, that he knew very well how foully he had been described to the States, but that the devil was not as black as he was painted. Cited from Life of John of Barneveld, 1610b by Motley
  • The officer of Customs, at his window beside the gate that shuts in the old town at night, nodded in a surly way as the boy hurried past. Cited from The Gate of the Giant Scissors, by Annie Fellows Johnston
  • "What business had he to stow himself away, and make us all fancy that a ghost was haunting the ship?" cried Growles, in a surly way. Cited from Dick Cheveley, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • Although he had not expected an over-cordial reception from the old Captain, whose irascible character and surly ways were known to all, he did not think that he would have carried so far his disregard of the most elementary propriety. Cited from The Grip of Desire, by Hector France
  • With which misanthropic words Mr. Rushton nodded in a surly way to the smiling Squire, and took his way down the road toward Winchester. Cited from The Last of the Foresters, by John Esten Cooke
  • By the time the procession was ready to start for the town Toby had as much of his work done as he could find that it was necessary to do, and his master, in his surly way, half acknowledged that this last boy of his was better than any he had had before. Cited from Toby Tyler, by James Otis
  • As they reached the tiny hamlet, a short conference was held between Archy and the master, the latter, in a surly way, giving the lad a few hints as to his proceedings, every suggestion, though, being full of common sense. Cited from Cutlass and Cudgel, by George Manville Fenn
  • While Nourse growled on in his surly way, Ethel slipped quietly into the hall -- where presently Sally with one arm about her was proffering a handkerchief and murmuring. Cited from His Second Wife, by Ernest Poole
  • But there was Nella, and there was Pasquale, the former indiscreet, the latter silent but keen-sighted, and quick-witted in spite of his slow and surly ways. Cited from Marietta, by F. Marion Crawford
  • On the morning after our perilous passage through the gorge, he quite took me into his confidence, talking to me and consulting with me as if I were a man of his own age, while Esau hung aloof looking jealous and answering in a surly way whenever he was addressed. Cited from To The West, by George Manville Fenn