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  • adv. In a lifelike manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a lifelike manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of lively.

Etymologies

Compare lively. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The result was lifely, lacking in any spontaniety or narrative drive.

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  • "Dat vas vat I call comin 'in lifely, vid der accent on der lifely!"

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  • Beanys father that we was jest as lifely as they was when they was boys. then i tell you i felt beter than

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  • Innocent but he's guiltless, even if he served others, does not escape from the cross struggles there with iron nails and rolling on cros agonise falling his dear lifely blood.

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  • It has about 15,000 people but is so busy and lifely with beautiful scenery around it.

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  • October 24, 186 --- brite and fair and frost last nite. father waked me up hollering up the stairs. he sed come down here quick so i piled out of bed and put on my close as lifely as i cood and went down 3 steps at a time. when i got there father told me to come out in front of the house and to look and i done it and there on old J. Alberts side of the house was a sine whitch sed

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  • November 5, 186 --- rany today. i gess it was lucky it was for if it hadent been for the rane Ikes house wood have birne down. gosh the Terible 3 is fealing prety wurried. last nite at 3 oh clock the bells begun to ring and in heard peeple hollering fire. i gumped up prety lifely and i cood hear father yelling for his britches. we got to the frunt door together and we cood see a big blaiz up towards

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  • Before dot he comes in, she sits of de bottom of a cross, und she don'd look pooty lifely, und she says, "Rudolph, how is dot, dot you don'd come und see about me?

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