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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.

    My dream job as Bobby Moore's minder for a fortnight | Frank Keating

  • 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.

    St Peter's Finger


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