Definitions

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  • adverb In a puny fashion.

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  • adverb in a puny manner

Etymologies

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puny +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Hester has felt since you made known to her that you wished her to be yours, that she counted punily in your scheme, that you placed little of yourself in charge of her.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Which brings us to note that Virginia also advocates you visit former TV meteorologist and blogger Anthony Watts 'punily titular site Watts Up With That.

    George Spyros: Finding a Social Compact for the Blogosphere: NYT's "The Medium" on ScienceBlogs Dust-Up

  • Which brings us to note that Virginia also advocates you visit former TV meteorologist and blogger Anthony Watts 'punily titular site Watts Up With That.

    George Spyros: Finding a Social Compact for the Blogosphere: NYT's "The Medium" on ScienceBlogs Dust-Up

  • I can't remember thinking clearly what this meant, but I know that my hands came up beside my face, which had in fact come out of the pipe's end, and pushed punily at the stone that was imprisoning me.

    Royal Flash

  • The mine lay cradled between wonderful, mossy, willow-mottled mountains, while above and below the gulch was dotted with tents and huts, and everywhere, from basin to hill crest, men dug and blasted, punily, patiently, while their tracks grew daily plainer over the face of this inscrutable wilderness.

    The Spoilers

  • In his modern cities he has seen greater things; but here in Africa, where men build so squat and punily, cowering under the heat upon the parched ground, so noble and so considerable a span, carved as men can carve under sober and temperate skies, catches the mind and clothes it with a sense of the strange.

    Hills and the Sea

  • Brice the Judge stood there stripped of the glamour that made him, even as Abraham Lincoln had stripped his doctrine of its paint and colors, and left it punily naked.

    The Crisis — Volume 03

  • Brice the Judge stood there stripped of the glamour that made him, even as Abraham Lincoln had stripped his doctrine of its paint and colors, and left it punily naked.

    The Crisis — Complete

  • Brice the Judge stood there stripped of the glamour that made him, even as Abraham Lincoln had stripped his doctrine of its paint and colors, and left it punily naked.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • At last, Lord Rockingham, very punily, and the Duke of Richmond joined and supported the motion; but at eight at night it was rejected by 68 to 18, though the Duke of

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 4

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