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- adv. In a prim manner
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a prim or precise manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a prim or precise manner; with primness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a prissy manner
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Monsieur Papin hears of it and invites some one else to teach me not to be so sure, or, "primly," I have given him undue encouragement. "
At each stop, I peer down at the people walking along the cobblestone sidewalks: young mothers pushing bundled-up babies in prams; old women wearing small flowered hats pinned primly to their hair; groups of teenage boys, their legs lost in the billowing fabric of their trousers, hurtling their way toward the bus.
From there, the British-built portion of the city extended primly inland, along a handful of long avenues.
During my first week of work at the prison I spotted a beautiful inmate with dark flowing hair, impeccably arched eyebrows, and a trim figure sitting on the bench amongst muscled and tattooed men with her legs primly crossed.
She sits there primly, quietly, a smile playing on her face.
The Nobu kitchens didn't open until 11. 30am, so the collected fashion stars, seated primly and hungrily, were forced to make conversation.
He was always nicely but rather primly attired, suit coat always on and buttoned, tie never loosened, shoes always polished.
“Apocalyptica uses cellos,” she corrected primly with an aggrieved sniff.
Mr. Meyerowitz is best known as the man who painted Mona Gorilla, a shapely, primly dressed primate with come-hither eyes and a smile far more unsettling than Leonardo's original.
I am wearing a cream-colored, wool skirt which falls primly below the knee, a matching jacket and a pair of sleek stilettos he bought for me.