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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdrylydry‧ly, drily /ˈdraɪli/ adverb  EMOTIONALif you say something dryly, you say something that is amusing but you appear to be completely serious ‘I hear you’re a hero, ’ Philip said dryly.
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dryly"If you're lucky, " said Harrison dryly, "they'll only hang you."Theo answered dryly to the effect that it was not so wonderful for his finances.I must apologise for returning somewhat dryly to the procedural point that has been raised during the debate.
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