Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a neat manner; with neatness, in any sense of that word.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a neat manner; tidily; tastefully.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a neat manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with neatness

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

neat +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Smiling and whistling, Igor handed me Aunt Peg, now reduced to a square box with her name neatly printed on top.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • Smiling and whistling, Igor handed me Aunt Peg, now reduced to a square box with her name neatly printed on top.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • Smiling and whistling, Igor handed me Aunt Peg, now reduced to a square box with her name neatly printed on top.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • Smiling and whistling, Igor handed me Aunt Peg, now reduced to a square box with her name neatly printed on top.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • The pacing's solid pulp, and the title neatly fits in any noir collection.

    365 Reasons to Love Comics #321 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • As with the four that had preceded it, the letter was addressed to Detective Stephen Louis Carella, the name neatly typewritten on the face of the envelope.

    Eight Black Horses

  • The walls had been lined by the nuns with plain wooden shelves, and upon them were what seemed to be a thousand books, every one in a grey linen wrapper, with the title neatly written on a white label pasted on the back.

    Evelyn Innes

  • For them, the term neatly encapsulates a narrative of moral degeneration that is so broad as to effectively include any representation or discussion of sex, sexuality and relationships, whatever the context.

    The Guardian World News

  • The label neatly evades the question of whether having the government borrow money and spend it is actually a way of getting out of a recession-a claim for which evidence is distinctly thin.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • The label neatly evades the question of whether having the government borrow money and spend it is actually a way of getting out of a recession -- a claim for which evidence is distinctly thin.

    Ideas

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