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1) wry. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...perverse. From Middle English wrien, to turn, from Old English wrgian. See wer-2 in Appendix I.wryly -ADVERBwryness -NOUN...

2) 33304. Kronenberger, Louis. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...element of self-criticism or self-mockery; where wit tends to proclaim imperfection, humor wryly acknowledges it; where wit undresses you, humor goes naked. At its...

3) c. Affixes. 8. Word Formation. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
...beginning with a consonant is added: shy, shyly, shyness; sly, slyly, slyness; wry, wryly, wryness; but dryly or drily, dryness. These adjectives usually also retain...

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