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- adj. Graceful; handsome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Handily; readily; dexterously; advantageously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fit; suitable; convenient.
- Good; gracious.
- Well formed and agile; handsome: as, a gainly lad.
- Directly; straightway.
- Readily; handily; conveniently.
- Fitly; suitably.
- Very; exceedingly; thoroughly; well.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. graceful and pleasing
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Her hair was kempt, her clothing shevelled, and she moved in a gainly way.
His eyes opened wide behind his spectacles and, shoving aside a pair of young men pawing each other, broke into an un - gainly run.
When she moved them, they flipped out of her less than gainly little grasp.
He accepted the bed gratefully, stripped away his un - gainly clothing, lay down, and was soon asleep.
His hands and feet seemed to have reverted to their hobbledehoy clumsiness of some years back, in his pimply boyhood, but for all that, the look she gave him in departing made him feel tall, confident and gainly.
Even his gait was becoming firmer and more gainly now he had a little more flesh on him and was eating regularly.
In our admiration we entirely separate these qualities from that least gainly and least wholesome of the forms of
And the truth glares good and gainly in the face of 'change and mart:
Those who sit in a glass house do wrong to throw stones about them; besides, the American glass house is rather thin, it will break easily, and the interior is anything but a gainly sight.
It was all I had to commend me, my tremendous strength, my powerful physique, my agile, gainly motion, and strong shapely limbs.
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