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-ly  suff.  A suffix forming adjectives and adverbs, and denoting likeness or resemblance; as, housewifely duties.
Synonyms: -ish(postnominal), -y(postnominal).






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"-ly" Quotes from Famous Books



... look gas-ly," thought Dotty, "but she isn't much sick, or Horace wouldn't have eaten any dinner. There, when I first got a peek at this bed-quilt, I thought it was so queer; and now I'm going to see what it's ...
— Prudy Keeping House • Sophie May

... "I'm tre-men-jeous-ly glad uv that, Henry," he said. "Now when I saw that third turkey come tumblin' down I wuz shore that one Injun or mebbe more had got on this snug little place uv ourn in the swamp, an' that we'd hev to go to fightin' ag'in. Thar come times, Henry, when my mind just natchally rises up an' rebels ...
— The Scouts of the Valley • Joseph A. Altsheler

... Christmas Eve, and to enhance His children's pleasure in their harmless rollicking, He, like a good old fellow, stood to dance; When something checked the current of his frolicking: That curate, with a maid he treated lover-ly, Stood up and figured with him in ...
— Fifty Bab Ballads • William S. Gilbert

... good omen To drop the cognomen. So I beg you to promise That you'll call me "Thomas," Or better yet, "Tommie," Instead of th' abomi- Nable "Mr. Gilfoyle." You can, and you will foil My torments Mephistian By using my Christian Name and permitting Yours Truly To call you yours too-ly. ...
— We Can't Have Everything • Rupert Hughes

... I. "Lucy Lee is makin' him tell how he's goin' to have Wall Street eatin' out of his hand some day, and every once in a while she's remarkin': 'Why, Mr. Pratt! I think you're wonderful; simp-ly wonderful!'" ...
— Torchy and Vee • Sewell Ford

... of the States is done Ex-clu-sive-ly by telephone; And that is why the people say, "I guess we're 'cute in U. ...
— Little People: An Alphabet • T. W. H. Crosland

... a trifle "sore-ly" as he returned the balls for his opponent's next serve. He hated to lose, but he was a lad who could take defeat gracefully if he had to, and this last play only served to ...
— The Boy Scouts of the Geological Survey • Robert Shaler

... certain other women who had come from the Outside and had not appreciated Gopher Prairie. She remembered the rector's wife who had been chilly to callers and who was rumored throughout the town to have said, "Re-ah-ly I cawn't endure this bucolic heartiness in the responses." The woman was positively known to have worn handkerchiefs in her bodice as padding—oh, the town had simply roared at her. Of course the rector and she were got rid of in a ...
— Main Street • Sinclair Lewis

... remember, when I was like to run mad with the desire to wear a coat of that colour. If any one (except my father) had called me a fool for my pains, how I should have fired and fumed! But what a fool I must have been, sure-ly!' ...
— Barnaby Rudge • Charles Dickens

... right mer-ri-ly, [12] And vent and black'd his doxy's eye! [13] Saying—look, marm, when next you split, I'll finish you with a rummy hit! Fol, ...
— Musa Pedestris - Three Centuries of Canting Songs - and Slang Rhymes [1536 - 1896] • John S. Farmer

... for my best woollens! Is it human to resist such an offer? Does it not savor something of Devildom, and a too great familiarity with that lower Torrid Zone, to entertain such a proposition cool-ly? when such a word grows suddenly obsolete in such seasons? If I venture to move, such an atmosphere of heat is created immediately around my body that all cool breezes (if the imagination is competent to such a conception) are ...
— Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis • G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke

... Mr. Bumble, sir?' said Mrs. Mann, thrusting her head out of the window in well-affected ecstasies of joy. '(Susan, take Oliver and them two brats upstairs, and wash 'em directly.)—My heart alive! Mr. Bumble, how glad I am to see you, sure-ly!' ...
— Oliver Twist • Charles Dickens

... works fer Pa; An' he's the goodest man ever you saw! He comes to our house every day, An' waters the horses, an' feeds 'em hay; An' he opens the shed—an' we all ist laugh When he drives out our little old wobble-ly calf; An' nen—ef our hired girl says he can— He milks the cow fer 'Lizabuth Ann.— Aint he a' awful good Raggedy Man? Raggedy! Raggedy! ...
— Riley Child-Rhymes • James Whitcomb Riley

... Willie Winkie, briefly. "But my faver says it's un-man-ly to be always kissing, and I didn't fink you'd ...
— Indian Tales • Rudyard Kipling

... the other, breaking into English and rubbing a musquito off of her well-tanned shank with the sole of her foot, "tis Mizziz Ri-i-i-ly what live there. She jess move een. She's got a lill baby.—Oh! you means dat lady what was ...
— Dr. Sevier • George W. Cable

... "Pos-i-tive-ly!" declared Jane. "But don't attempt it dear. She would send your dad an awful bill for doing a stunt like that. Think of the ...
— Jane Allen: Junior • Edith Bancroft

... stuff sure-ly," he replied. "And do love to fill his collar; but sulky-like he's been on t' road this day, wi' ...
— Ambrotox and Limping Dick • Oliver Fleming

... play, On this snowy New Year's Day: How they run, and jump, and throw Hand-fuls of the soft, white snow. You should hear them laugh and shout As they fling the snow about! 'Tis by Frank and Gus alone That the balls are chief-ly thrown, While their cou-sins make and bring Other balls for them to fling. Ka-tie is pre-par-ing thus, Quite a store of balls for Gus; But her mer-ry sis-ter May From her task has run a-way, All that heavy lump of snow, At her cou-sin Gus to throw. E-dith is not very bold, And at first she ...
— The Infant's Delight: Poetry • Anonymous

... "Cer-tain-ly not! The very idea!" cried Eleanor once more. "I never heard of anything so silly. Why on earth should one sit up shivering to eat things in the middle of the night, when one can have them comfortably downstairs at the right hour? I should not ...
— Pixie O'Shaughnessy • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey



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