Definitions

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  • adv. In a spiky way.

Etymologies

spiky +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Under-25s, take advantage now of easily manageable facial hair, because post-35 it will take a venomous turn and begin growing spikily from the lip region downwards, complementing your ever-accentuating neck wattle.

    Slap shtick: How not to put on make-up

  • Instead Cavendish is an eminently quotable champion, spikily eloquent, staunchly nonconformist and possessed of a former glamour model girlfriend.

    Mark Cavendish a fitting winner of BBC Sports Personality of Year

  • In an interview with Alan Carr on Friday on Channel 4, Alan Titchmarsh's pre-tea ITV chatshow – and its audience – came up, prompting Ross to spikily comment that among his future viewers "I'm going to have, hopefully, some people going through the menopause but not exclusively".

    Media Monkey's Diary

  • Justine Jordan on Burley Cross Postbox Theft by Nicola Barker available on Amazon.co.uk: Barker's sheer energy is irresistible, while the intelligence that drives this small comic universe is both spikily awkward and sweetly benign.

    Old Media Monday: Reviewing the Reviewers

  • Briny seas: In "The Piano" Campion reveals a romanticism that was not evident in the spikily oddball "Sweetie" or in her wonderful three-hour film about the New Zealand writer Janet Frame "An Angel at My Table."

    Passion For 'Piano'

  • The music is engrossing and attentive to the story, spikily modern in a way that almost seems old-fashioned now.

    Add 'em up, Bobby

  • These days you can't move for spikily angular bands with asymmetrical haircuts and skinny suits, can you?

    Watch The Sunshine Underground Commercial Breakdown Video

  • Oh, beloved, familiar silhouette, even to the cowlick standing spikily up.

    Working Murder

  • The late roses in the garden loomed spikily on overgrown stems, half their leaves shed, ghostly floating pallors in the dimness.

    The Hermit of Eyton Forest

  • "Lady Instock was telling me only this morning that you could steal anything from her," she added spikily.

    The Saint on Guard

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