wanly

All Adverb
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  • She smiled at him wanly, but not as if she heard his words. Cited from The Rocks of Valpre, by Ethel May Dell
  • She smiled wanly at him, while the Major got down quickly and offered her his hand. Cited from Ruth Fielding at the War Front, by Alice B. Emerson
  • He smiled at her wanly, and told her how beautiful she was. Cited from The Riddle of the Frozen Flame, by Mary E. Hanshew & Thomas W. Hanshew
  • In doing so his hand crossed before his eyes -- and then he smiled wanly in the darkness. Cited from O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921, by Various
  • She smiled wanly, and sat thinking for a while, her pale face pressed between her hands. Cited from The Hidden Children, by Robert W. Chambers
  • Henry smiled wanly, and began to think that the five pounds would be well earned. Cited from The Skipper's Wooing, and The Brown Man's Servant, by W. W. Jacobs
  • She smiled wanly and asked him to sit down with her. Cited from Truxton King, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • She would look up and smile wanly, and shake her head. Cited from From a Bench in Our Square, by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • He smiled rather wanly again and smoothed her hand with his own. Cited from With the Procession, by Henry B. Fuller
  • As if in a dream she caught sight of the face of her lover and smiled wanly. Cited from The Treasure-Train, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • She turned to me after a time and smiled wanly. Cited from The Way of a Man, by Emerson Hough
  • He smiled wanly, dropped his bowler hat on the floor, and eventually sat down. Cited from Septimus, by William J. Locke
  • The green-gray eyes grew soft and the lips smiled wanly. Cited from Destiny, by Charles Neville Buck
  • She looked up and smiled wanly through her tears. Cited from The Husbands of Edith, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • She looked up and smiled rather wanly at him. Cited from The Foolish Lovers, by St. John G. Ervine
  • But the creature only passed his fingers through his upstanding hair and smiled wanly. Cited from Septimus, by William J. Locke
  • She smiled, too, but wanly, with her eyes on him. Cited from James Pethel, by Max Beerbohm
  • My brother smiled wanly, but his face assumed the look of grave anxiety with which he had heard my tale. Cited from The Man with the Clubfoot, by Valentine Williams
  • He paused and smiled wanly, then his eyes became fixed again, and he hurried on with his tale. Cited from Rimrock Jones, by Dane Coolidge
  • She smiled wanly, shook her head, and confessed that she did not want to be protected against him. Cited from From the Housetops, by George Barr McCutcheon
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How wanly gets used

Meaning of wanly

  • adverb In a weak or pale or languid manner
    she was smiling wanly