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Queerly \Queer"ly\, adv. In a queer or odd manner.


adv. In a queer or strange manner; eccentrically; unconventionally; oddly.

  1. adv. in a strange manner; "a queerly inscribed sheet of paper"; "he acted kind of funny" [syn: strangely, oddly, funnily, funny]

  2. in a questionably unusual manner; "this money had been queerly come by" [syn: fishily]

Usage examples of "queerly".

He had given the name of Stanley Adams, and had had such a queerly thick droning voice, that it made the clerk abnormally dizzy and sleepy to listen to him.

Next, there had been sounds like shots, which Laverock took for the backfire of his own car, which had been acting queerly ever since he had taken it from the garage, at noon.

On the table lay a small white figure--an infant boy, unclothed and unconscious--while on the other side stood the monstrous, leering old woman with a gleaming, grotesque-hafted knife in her right hand, and a queerly proportioned pale metal bowl covered with curiously chased designs and having delicate lateral handles in her left.

In fact, Okey was just about to give it up, when the head lights of a parked coupe began to blink queerly, only to subside, as if the pall of Northdale was upon them.

Bravely, Tim tried to shoo the bees away, but they buzzed queerly and gave no ground.

All the monkeys in these cages were infected with Ebola virus, and most of them were silent, passive and withdrawn, although one or two of them seemed queerly deranged.

Walpurgis revels would be held in the dark ravine beyond Meadow Hill where the old white stone stands in a place queerly devoid of all plant-life.

It struck the barren slopes of the Sandias, rolled down them, still looking queerly like a black and monstrous spider in the slow agony of death.

Though she had slept late, in fact till noon and something after, her sleep had been queerly haunted and unhappy, she could not remember how or why, and she had awakened already ennuye, with a mind incoherently oppressed, without relish for the promise of the day--in a mood altogether as drear as the daylight that waited upon her unclosing eyes.

Entranced as he was by the proximity of Miss Chapman, Aubrey noticed that the druggist eyed him rather queerly.

This scholarly essay concurs in many essential respects with the thesis that Canadian and other non American Root Cults, in contrast to all but what Phelps and Phelps argue are isolated pockets of antihistorical American stelliformism, persist so queerly in directing their reverent fealty toward principles, quote, "often not only isomorphic with but activally opposed to the cultists' own individual pleasure, comfort, cut bono, or entertainment as to be all but outside the ken of both the sophisticated predictive models of psychosocial science and the rudimentary comprehension of human reason.

Black metal steps, gray walls, a checkering of pale squares of opalescent light set in a curious, asymmetrical alm-pattern that seemed at once impersonal and queerly sinister.

Queerly grateful for their presence, he went on a bit more cheerfully, paying no heed to their timid dartings to and fro, for Smith was wise in the ways of wild life.

She was hove-to as well, looking queerly lopsided in her partially dismasted condition.

Moving closer to the pane, so that his face's transparent image fills the glass and he can now see clearly beyond it, Lucien sees that what it is is it's a different figure in a different wheelchair from the one before, this new figure's face also downcasted and queerly masked, laboring around the sidewalk's jagged holes.