adverb see barren I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Barrenly — Bar ren*ly, adv. Unfruitfully; unproductively. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barrenly — adverb Etymology: barren (I) + ly : in a barren manner a time when technical philosophy seems barrenly timid M.R.Cohen …   Useful english dictionary

  • barrenly — See barren. * * * …   Universalium

  • barrenly — adverb unfruitfully; unproductively …   Wiktionary

  • barrenly — adv. emptily; in an unproductive manner, infertilely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • barrenly — bar·ren·ly …   English syllables

  • barren — barrenly, adv. barrenness, n. /bar euhn/, adj. 1. not producing or incapable of producing offspring; sterile: a barren woman. 2. unproductive; unfruitful: barren land. 3. without capacity to interest or attract: a barren period in American… …   Universalium

  • barren — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English bareine, from Anglo French barain, perhaps of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Welsh brynar fallow land Date: 13th century 1. not reproducing: as a. incapable of producing offspring used especially of females… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sonnet 11 — Sonnet|11 As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou growest In one of thine, from that which thou departest; And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestowest Thou mayst call thine when thou from youth convertest. Herein lives wisdom, beauty and… …   Wikipedia

  • barrenness — See barrenly. * * * …   Universalium

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