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- adverb UK
Friendlily, like a mate.
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It could only be called a dream assignment for we were both of an age and he was inevitably the most matily congenial, humorous and wise of comrades.
George supped with her, and the two of them sat matily in the parlour behind red curtains, and with a baize-covered parrot between them on the table, when the meal was over, George smoking, and Mrs. Bradley knitting a shapeless garment slowly and very badly.