Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a pleased manner; with pleasure or satisfaction.

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  • adverb In a pleased manner; with pleasure or satisfaction.

Etymologies

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pleased +‎ -ly

Examples

  • I should explain that my German is far from good I came to it very late, but they seemed to understand, and smiled and giggled pleasedly.

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  • I should explain that my German is far from good I came to it very late, but they seemed to understand, and smiled and giggled pleasedly.

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  • But she was not listening, for she was regarding herself pleasedly in the mirror again, thinking she would wear the bonnet to the hospital this very afternoon and take flowers to the convalescent officers.

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  • But she was not listening, for she was regarding herself pleasedly in the mirror again, thinking she would wear the bonnet to the hospital this very afternoon and take flowers to the convalescent officers.

    Gone with the Wind

  • He laughed pleasedly, the tittery cackling laugh which she always found so annoying.

    Gone with the Wind

  • But she was not listening, for she was regarding herself pleasedly in the mirror again, thinking she would wear the bonnet to the hospital this very afternoon and take flowers to the convalescent officers.

    Gone with the Wind

  • He laughed pleasedly, the tittery cackling laugh which she always found so annoying.

    Gone with the Wind

  • “Did she really call her a peahen?” said Scarlett pleasedly and laughed.

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  • “Did she really call her a peahen?” said Scarlett pleasedly and laughed.

    Gone with the Wind

  • He laughed pleasedly, the tittery cackling laugh which she always found so annoying.

    Gone with the Wind

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