Definitions

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  • adv. In a prideful or haughty manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a prideful manner; scornfully.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Now "-- pridefully --" ef he hed hed the grit ter ketch a tree an 'pull out, like I done, he wouldn't hev been in sech a danger. "

    The Young Mountaineers Short Stories

  • We have visited Israel together, as they pridefully showed me the country they are from.

    Dougall Fraser: Family Feud: How to Cope with Family Resistance

  • "It be nothing, it be nothing," the young man responded carelessly and pridefully.

    THE LEAGUE OF THE OLD MEN

  • Jees Uck held the door ajar and him outside while he imparted the information; and, when he had done, laughed pridefully and did not believe.

    THE STORY OF JEES UCK

  • John Thompson had not lied that bleak February day, when she laughed pridefully and shut the door in his face.

    THE STORY OF JEES UCK

  • Practitioners of religious abuse can be, on the one hand, very religious—pridefully so—while on the other hand rejecting the true message of salvation.

    Recovering From Religious Abuse

  • And at such times Dag Daughtry, below on the for'ard deck, feigning unawareness as he went about his work, would steal side-glances up at the bridge where the captain and his passengers stared down on him, and his breast would swell pridefully, because he knew that the captain was saying: See him! that's Dag Daughtry, the human tank.

    CHAPTER 1

  • So the White House is pouring resources into what Tim Kaine, the state's former Democratic governor, now pridefully refers to as Democrats' "New Dominion."

    Obama's Virginia Defeat

  • But I, "— he straightened himself and looked at her pridefully, —" I am a great traveller, and have been all places, even among the white people, and I am versed in their ways, and in the ways of many peoples.

    LI-WAN, THE FAIR

  • "Eleven miles across the mountains," the old man exposited pridefully to Stubener, "an 'a trail that'd break your heart."

    Chapter II

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