Definitions

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  • adv. In a homely way; plainly; inelegantly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Plainly; inelegantly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a homely manner; rudely; inelegantly.

Etymologies

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homely +‎ -ly

Examples

  • When it is recollected, too, that the person thus homelily employed was gifted with every charm that could adorn and delight society, it would be difficult, perhaps, to find any where a more perfect example of that happy mixture of utility and ornament, in which all that is prized by the husband and the lover combines, and which renders woman what the Sacred Fire was to the Parsees, -- not only an object of adoration on their altars, but a source of warmth and comfort to their hearths.

    Memoirs of the Life of the Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan — Volume 02

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