Definitions of Slily

  1. See Slyly.
  2. See under SLY.

Usage examples for Slily

  1. The test is hardly conclusive, he remarked slily; women are always capable of sacrificing themselves. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  2. I see you go, as slily as you think to steal away: yet I will pray for you; all blessings of the world light on you two, that you may live to be an aged pair. – The Scornful Lady by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
  3. And what increased the ridicule was, that one of the company, slily overlooking the reader, found that the word had been originally 'mice, ' but had been changed to rats as more dignified. – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  4. " That's why I said it, sir," said Budd, slily. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  5. And all the while he was slily examining the contents of his pocketbook. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  6. Once, however, she caught Margaret's eye, and saw her slily attempting to imitate him, and in an instant she recovered herself, and making a greater effort to comprehend what he was saying, soon found it comparatively easy. – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  7. At the same time, he slily pinned the other on Frank's roundabout. – Frank and Fanny by Mrs. Clara Moreton
  8. 3. Place the comparative adverbs of diminution before each of the following adverbs: secretly, slily, liberally, favourably, powerfully, solemnly. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  9. " I hope she may always remain so," Lady Lansdowne answered slily. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  10. She was still as fond as ever of the jumping- jack, but she slily worked its galvanic limbs for the benefit of little children, not for her own- O dear no! – The Prairie Chief by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. But she " crept slily to bed to her cousin Boaz." – The Bible: what it is by Charles Bradlaugh
  12. Yes, there was an old witch in the village, said the judge, slily, we called her Dainitza. – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai
  13. When we say of a man, 'He looks slily; ' we signify, that he takes a sly glance or peep at something. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  14. " We are pleased with what you have done, Monsieur le Comte," said the King as M. de Stainville finally took his leave, " but tell me," he whispered slily, " did the unapproachable Lydie yield with the first kiss, or did she struggle much? – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  15. " Well, you won't in England," said Dick, slily. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  16. " Why, if they knew, perhaps," slily responded the interesting invalid, " if they knew they might not exactly like it, but ye see, I escaped only last night, and there'll be a fine hub- bub in the morning, when they find I'm off; though I'm thinking Rooney's barking away by this time." – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  17. " He is just their sort, but he isn't mine,"- and she peeped slily from under her eyelashes. – Leonore Stubbs by L. B. Walford
  18. Dr Johnson, who, I know not how, had formed an opinion on the Hamilton side, in the Douglas cause, slily answered, 'Sir, sir, don't be too severe upon the gentleman; don't accuse him of want of filial piety! – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  19. Paul sighed, and slily watched Ellenora as she cracked almonds with her strong white fingers. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  20. His Majesty bids me say, ' and his bead- like eyes twinkled down on me from his painted cheeks, and then turned slily towards Madame. – The Chevalier d'Auriac by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats