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  • adjective superlative form of cleanly: most cleanly.

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Examples

  • He says mass transit is the best way, and the cleanliest way, to get the city moving.

    CNN Transcript Jun 12, 2007

  • He says mass transit is the best way, and the cleanliest way, to get the city moving.

    CNN Transcript Jun 12, 2006

  • He says mass transit is the best way, and the cleanliest way, to get the city moving.

    CNN Transcript Jun 13, 2006

  • His order did not permit him to wear linen, so that, having little occasion to undress himself, he was none of the cleanliest animals in the world; and his constitution was naturally so strongly scented that I always thought it convenient to keep to the windward of him in our march.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • Very good orators, when they are out, they will spit; and for lovers lacking — God warn us! — matter, the cleanliest shift is to kiss.

    As You Like It

  • And as for the matter of the alleged uncleanliness of our business, ye shall soon be initiated into certain facts hitherto pretty generally unknown, and which, upon the whole, will triumphantly plant the sperm whale-ship at least among the cleanliest things of this tidy earth.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • In every cubic centimeter of the atmosphere, everywhere on Earth—even in the cleanliest computer rooms: dust.

    The Pandora Principle

  • In every cubic centimeter of the atmosphere, everywhere on Earth—even in the cleanliest computer rooms: dust.

    The Pandora Principle

  • The acetic solution and the tincture are the cleanliest and most agreeable preparations, but all are equally efficacious in destroying both the creatures and their eggs, and even in relieving the intolerable itching which their casual presence leaves behind on many sensitive skins.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • It is certain the country people would soon degenerate into a kind of savages and barbarians, were there not such frequent returns of a stated time, in which the whole village meet together with their best faces, and in their cleanliest habits, to converse with one another upon indifferent subjects, hear their duties explained to them, and join together in adoration of the Supreme Being.

    The Coverley Papers

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