from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a serviceable manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a serviceable manner; so as to be serviceable.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From serviceable +‎ -ly.


  • Me, I say if you've got a known 'style' that's worked for you generally well & serviceably in the past, you really should stick by it.

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  • Luke Griffin, taking over from Russell Barr who is ill, acquits himself serviceably as a dour yet animated Boswell.

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  • The vastly more common scenario is that serviceably innocent people with complex lives lose their shot at a pristine autobiography, by no consent or action of their own.

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  • Mr. Parker tells his story serviceably, if with the occasional old-fashioned touch.

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  • The electric steering is likewise serviceably directional but devoid of anything you might call feel.

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  • The electric steering is serviceably directional but devoid of anything you might call feel.

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  • Apparently, the boys designed, built, ripped apart and rebuilt this two-bike frame five times before they got it to work on the rails serviceably, though screechily, but the friction on the rails made for too many sparks and they shortly abandoned the contraption for just regular biking (folks, I am NOT making this stuff up!).

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  • An edgy shrunken jacket becomes, on my torso, a serviceably hip sport coat.

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  • He hath girded himself most serviceably for the fray, as if to triumph o'er a host of barbarian foes when once we are aboard yon oared ship; instead of his rags from the wreck hath he donned the robes I gave for his attire, and I have bathed his limbs in water from the stream, a bath he long hath wanted.


  • Well, he looks serviceably attractive princely, if you must, but unfortunately he is saddled with a Telmarine accent, which sounds like an unnatural blend of Greek or Italian.

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