Definitions

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  • adv. In a phony way, or to a phony extent

Etymologies

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phony +‎ -ly

Examples

  • But you've discovered teams that are actually compelling, not phonily so.

    If Only the Entire Sports World Were as Wacky

  • In a new video, she's all about pouty lips and phonily ecstatic pelvic thrusts, a sex kitten sawing away on an electric violin and flying through the air in a skimpy dress, singing Donna Summer's "" I Feel Love. ''

    Cross Over, Beethoven

  • There have been and are still so many spiteful left-wing leaders down here who present themselves with the same phonily ‘progressive’ veneer that Obama does that they see straight through him.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • In the interview, he phonily claims he “just wanted to have fun tonight.”

    I hate disco!

  • With his pint under his arm and his hands gouging his pants pockets he went whistling phonily off to his pickup.

    The End of the Pier

  • -- Earlier this year, the Dr. of Disology, who has phonily tried to promote "racial harmony" in the past,

    Sister Toldjah

  • The world also remembers how he phonily posed in full combat uniform on an aircraft carrier, when in truth, he was reported to have played truant at the time when he was supposed to be in the military service, but got away with it, thank to his family's name.

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