Definitions

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  • adjective Pertaining to Quakers.
  • adjective Befitting a Quaker.

Etymologies

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Quaker +‎ -ly

Examples

  • So, though the saintly, admirable, Quakerly choice might be to accept death rather than kill someone, it's still easier for me to imagine myself as a killer than to imagine myself as a rapist.

    Brown to Rihanna: "I'm going to kill you."

  • Quakerly compassion: A friendly vision for vitality (Quaker lecture) by J. Brent Bill

    Jamie

  • Nelson handled it with grace and class, which is very much to his credit; had it been me sitting across the table from her and she cast aspersions on my faith, I'm sure the next thing out of my mouth would have been a very un-Quakerly (but colorful) accusation of her fondness for committing indecent acts with certain barnyard creatures.

    November 2006

  • Last year, this blog made it to the semi-finals as Most Deserving of Wider Recognition, and in a burst of un-Quakerly immodesty, I have nominated myself again.

    December 2005

  • They did this openly, and yet managed by their Quakerly mojo to avoid arrest and imprisonment.

    thin ties with piano keys

  • This may not be very Quakerly advice, but bullies respect and fear someone who is crazy and dangerous.

    a brick in the small of the back

  • You can't be said, dear, to have wasted many letters on me in this absence; but if you 'feel a stop' (Quakerly speaking), best to let it have way; no good comes of forcing nature, in the matter of writing or any other matter.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • She wore a simple silk gown, of a Quakerly gray, and she held a handkerchief folded square, as it had come from the laundress.

    A Hazard of New Fortunes — Volume 2

  • She wore a simple silk gown, of a Quakerly gray, and she held a handkerchief folded square, as it had come from the laundress.

    Complete March Family Trilogy

  • She wore a simple silk gown, of a Quakerly gray, and she held a handkerchief folded square, as it had come from the laundress.

    A Hazard of New Fortunes — Complete

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