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  • adv. In a perky manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a perky manner; jauntily; airily; smartly.

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  • adv. in a perky manner


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From perky +‎ -ly.


  • There it was, he reckoned, standing out perkily from the mass of surrounding data.


  • It's a dance show that is very unique - it's open to all ages, so we say from 6 to 106, Paula prattled on perkily.

    Paula Abdul and David Letterman talk 'Idol,' new dance show

  • "Aarrrrrr," she said, her short gray hair bobbed perkily and streaked with blood.

    For some reason there were a buttload of books with unicorns on the cover.

  • Most of the forest creatures other than the Vixen and her mate were perkily played by members of the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus, and Karole Armitage choreographed their witty animal gestures and movements.

    The Beauty of the Beasts

  • (And I do love the moment when he looks over the edge with everyone else, and then just collapses while his father perkily heads off on the adventure)

    Indiana Jones and The Final Frontier

  • Fellow Brightonian Norman Cook is one of the producers of Stereo Typical, and you can hear their worlds colliding perkily on "Mama Do the Hump", which adds surf-pop to their mix.

    Rizzle Kicks; Alex Clare – review

  • ‘Remember that the object of the critic is to revenge himself on the creator’, Cyril Connolly remarked perkily, back in the 1920s, and not much has changed since.

    Meet The Publishers « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Blears perkily added, of course my XXX movie 'When The Blears Blows (featuring John Prescott and a cast of thousands)' is still highly-ranked on the Hamburg DVD charts.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • In the first episode of the new season, Dan's housekeeper told him that she had made pork chops -- surely enough to drive a man not only to drink but to thoughts of an earlier season, when Betty, jumping up from the table to fetch his dinner, perkily asked, "Hot or cold"?

    One For The Table: Cooking With Mad Men

  • As I rolled the roast beef cart down the aisle, I saw the orchid that we had given the wife had been perkily placed above her right ear.

    Helen Davey: Tales of Pan Am: Pathological Passengers


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