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  • Meanly in his lewd-brogue take your tyon coppels token, with this good sixtric from-mine runbag of juwels.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Coldly: "Meanly as you may think of me, I have not fallen so low that I should seek to annoy you by my presence."

    Molly Bawn

  • Meanly clad in vestments of coarse serge, there were yet no cavaliers who fluttered in silk and velvet who could compare in personal beauty with Francesco Gonzago; and the bride alone, of all the beauties who shone in gold and silver, appeared superior in feminine charms to the lovely Beatrice, notwithstanding that her cumbrous robe of grey stuff obscured the delicate proportions of her sylph-like form.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 264, July 14, 1827

  • Meanly elliptical, ludicrously precise, saving half-pence at the expense of sense, yet paying like a man for "Mr."

    Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman

  • Meanly elliptical, ludicrously precise, saving half-pence at the expense of sense, yet paying like a man for "Mr."

    Raffles, Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman

  • Meanly ambitious of public trust, without the virtues to deserve it; intent on personal distinction, and having forgotten the ends for which alone it is worth possessing, the miserable being concentered all in self, learns to pander to every vulgar prejudice, to advocate every popular error, to chime in with every dominant party, to fawn, flatter and deceive, and becomes a demagogue.

    Mr. Gaston's Address. Delivered Before the Philanthropic and Dialectic Societies at Chapel-Hill, on the 20th of June, 1832

  • Meanly, however, as they are spoken of, it is admitted, that they have some social virtues; but, perhaps, it is a doubtful article in the short catalogue of their commendation, that they are superstitions enough to put implicit confidence in the efficacy of their physicians and priests.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 13

  • NIGGARDLY X Prodigal Meanly stingy, parsimonious The neggardly pittance the window receives from the government 6.

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  • Be consistent, uncompromising, but kind: Mean what you Say, but don't Say it Meanly.


  • At the end of the first day, Wheaton almost lost his shirt (and everything else) going all-in, or more aptly "all off" with a pair of pocket Jacks, but came out on top (and with an extra top) when sexy Christy Meanly from Arlington Texas, got the third jack, but failed to make her full house.

    The Toque


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