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  • adv. In a friendly manner; like a friend; warmly; kindly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a friendly manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a friendly manner.


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friendly +‎ -ly


  • Yep, in the discussion in the book, the opponent of “drive friendly” is fighting in favor of “drive friendlily”, as absurd as that sounds.

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  • TiVo more network friendlily (is that a word?? it is a word!) just lets you fast forward through them.

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  • And when some one or other expressed astonishment that any one friendlily disposed to another should be pained at his well-doing, he reminded him of a common tendency in people: when any one is faring ill their sympathies are touched, they rush to the aid of the unfortunate; but when fortune smiles on others, they are somwhow pained.


  • After this the deputation thanked him and retired, taking with them the two men; then Cleander sacrificed as a preliminary to marching and consorted friendlily with Xenophon, and the two struck up an alliance.


  • She stood there, thinking of her own destiny, and the elder ladies talked on, until they had talked themselves into a decision to ask the young woman to luncheon, and tell her, very friendlily, how such behavior appeared to women like themselves, who knew the world.

    Night and Day, by Virginia Woolf

  • Another common adjective in -ly is friendly; every few months I find myself stammering through some circumlocution in order to avoid the adverb friendlily. GINGER(LY).

  • My joy at having found it again was enhanced by the accent, so friendlily familiar, which it adopted in addressing me, so persuasive, so simple, albeit without dimming the shimmering beauty with which it was resplendent.

    The Captive

  • I stepped into the narrow passage between the two houses, and looking up, saw that the present neighbours, friendlily inclined, had slung a rope across from window to window, upon which towels hung to dry.

    A Sheaf of Corn

  • Then from these holy men thus friendlily disputing, suddenly the cloak disappeared; and in the stead thereof the Lord sent down by an angel two cloaks, one truly unto each, that even in charity they might no longer contend.

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  • Satan nosed most friendlily, and to his great joy the funeral dog, on the edge of town, leaped into their midst.

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