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- adv. Obsolete form of deftly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Deftly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A corrupt form of deftly.
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With Rep. Pete King's hearings into Muslim radicalization set to kick off tomorrow, his previous support for the Irish Republican Army gets major treatment from the New York Times, and it's a great read that defly reveals the profound depths of King's buffoonery.
* But David Dayen says Obama defly tossed the ball into the GOP's court.
The robbers tripped them defly to the ground and tied their legs together, too.
The Tories may be the political nemesis as far as I'm concerned but if they can pick their way defly through these cuts and bring us to clear waters than I'm on their side too.
On Moreau's breakaway, he defly deked Hiller, looking anything like a guy who had a 35-game scoring drought.
The crowd favorite was this headdress, defly handled despite the light breeze.
How far it will be for the advantajre of the Proprietors, that Government fhould ilill proceed in narrowing the bounds of the Company's authority, I will not now enquire: but thofe who think farther limitations difadvantageous, will, in my humble opinion, find that the moft effeftual method to prerent them, will be by ufing the power they flill poffefs, with jufticc and humanity towards thofe they call their fubjefts in India; and with mo - defly and obedience to thofe whom they ought to confider as their Rulers in Great JBritain.
An enquiry into the rights of the East-India Company of making war and peace, and of possessing their territorial acquisitions without the participation or inspection of the British government, in a letter to the proprietors of East-India stock