from The Century Dictionary.
- In a manner to vex, harass, or embarrass; vexatiously; hence also, humorously, greatly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb colloq. In a plaguing manner; vexatiously; extremely.
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- adverb In a
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- adverb in a disagreeable manner
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A bed at one corner, with coarse curtains tacked up at the feet to the ceiling; because the curtain-rings were broken off; but a coverlid upon it with a cleanish look, though plaguily in tatters, and the corners tied up in tassels, that the rents in it might go no farther.
The Lord Treasurer defers writing his letter to them, or else they would be plaguily confounded by this time.
“You shall not be excused”: however, I hope they will forget it; for if it should happen, all the puppies hereabouts will throng to hear me, and expect something wonderful, and be plaguily baulked; for I shall preach plain honest stuff.
It was to entertain Buys, the Dutch Envoy, who speaks English well enough: he was plaguily politic, telling a thousand lies, of which none passed upon any of us.
Gad, sir, though to please you I was in a passion, yet my mouth watered plaguily at the gold.
Pray Heaven that this be Don _Diego_ -- If I shou'd be trick'd now -- Ha! my Heart misgives me plaguily -- within there! stop the Marriage -- Run, Sirrah, call all my
I confess the gazettes do but afford a soup-maigre, whip-syllabub sort of narrative, accurate enough, perhaps in the main, but plaguily incommunicative of particulars: for instance, in the recent affair at
And three a bullet took O! But three times three died plaguily
Oho, what o 'yon fierce-fingered rogue, good fellows, what o' yon knave -- 'a did twist my yeres plaguily and wring 'em roguishly, 'a did!
There was something plaguily odd about this young gentleman's manner.