Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a witty manner. Knowingly; intelligently; ingeniously; cunningly; artfully.
- With a witty turn or phrase, or with an ingenions and amusing association of ideas; clearly; brilliantly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a witty manner; wisely; ingeniously; artfully; with wit; with a delicate turn or phrase, or with an ingenious association of ideas.
- adv. in a witty manner
- witty + -ly (Wiktionary)
“Epstein wittily shivers and shimmies along compelling philosophical and psychological branches, finally wondering whether snobbery is simply part of human nature.”
“Users, as the name wittily implies, are those who use BBS's.”
“Padma points out, kind of wittily, that everything fried tastes good: "You could fry my toe!”
“UPDATE 9:54 am 6/26/08: After a mention later in the show of an Al Gore appearance on national television, Klein "wittily" interjected, "I trust he took public transportation to the studio?”
“Like these bastards are "wittily" destroying this country and our children's future, eh, mate?”
“The Wagner allusions are neat -- Brunnhilde (whose famous Ride is quoted wittily in the Ponyo score) is the daughter of Wotan, the king of the gods, and Erda, goddess of the earth, who dumped his sorry ass before the opera begins.”
“Aside from its perils, I had mixed feelings about the set: Sometimes it seemed ingeniously and wittily versatile, as in the famous "Ride of the Valkyries":”
“After Adam Clayton Powell was suspended from Congress, the National Review printed a lip-smacking comment wittily subtitled, "The Jig Is Up, Baby.”
“Keaton was just the biggest name in a long list of gifted actors who graced the hour, from rapper Method Man (as an ex-con hip-hopper brought in to boost the Florrick campaign's youth appeal) to True Blood vampire king Denis O'Hare (wittily cast as a judge obsessed with donating blood).”
“She carefully and wittily turns every argument for this piece of clothing on its male supporters [Fr].”
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