from The Century Dictionary.

  • In the manner or style of a dandy; as a dandy; foppishly; daintily.

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  • adverb In a dandy way.

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  • adverb in a dandy manner


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  • Intrigued, I checked out the trailer for the film, which contains lots of dandily-dressed fellows doing those elephant trunk skids in picturesque settings.

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  • He was a hideous little man with eyes like pins, shaggy eyebrows, a nose that swelled at the end and was pinched by the sharpest of pince-nez, cheeks that hung white and loose except when he was hungry or angry, and then they were tight and red, a little body rather dandily dressed with


  • He was a dandily rigged-out fellow, young and lusty, and all healthy from the land and land victual, and he looked round him with a sneer at our sea-tatteredness, and with a fine self-confidence.

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  • In fact, he owns a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado, dandily equipped with four cigarette lighters and a bottle of perfume from Paris.

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  • Kerry Collins has filled in just dandily for the AWOL Vince Young.

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  • Essentially, this is one movie in three parts: a very wacky, oddly toned prologue, a dandily entertaining body and a handsomely mounted, but almost unnecessary coda.

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