Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a smart manner, in any sense of the word smart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a smart manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a smart manner.
  • adverb quickly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with vigor; in a vigorous manner
  • adverb in a stylish manner
  • adverb in a clever manner

Etymologies

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smart +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Luckily, the album has not yet run its course (remember that John Mayer's Room For Squares took a good year or so before breaking), and the label smartly has refused to throw in the towel.

    Mike Ragogna: HuffPost Reviews: Slash, Madonna, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Plus A Conversation with Matt Hires, and More

  • Luckily, the album has not yet run its course (remember that John Mayer's Room For Squares took a good year or so before breaking), and the label smartly has refused to throw in the towel.

    HuffPost Reviews: Slash, Madonna, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Plus A Conversation with Matt Hires, and More

  • Boys who had grown up watching Sesame Street, reading Enid Blyton, eating cornflakes for breakfast, attending the university staff primary school in smartly polished brown sandals, were now cutting through the mosquito netting of their neighbors’ windows, sliding out glass louvers, and climbing in to steal TVs and VCRs.

    Excerpt: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • Unfortunately the only time the ship turns smartly is when there's money to be made by someone in a position of influence.

    Bring your gun (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • He dressed like a true Florentine, in smartly cut suits and natty ties, and, in a country where a pretty face means a great deal, he was exceptionally good-looking, with finely cut features, crisp blue eyes, and a knowing smile.

    The Monster of Florence

  • He dressed like a true Florentine, in smartly cut suits and natty ties, and, in a country where a pretty face means a great deal, he was exceptionally good-looking, with finely cut features, crisp blue eyes, and a knowing smile.

    The Monster of Florence

  • Print 'Positive response' to Glasgow sex assaults CCTV appeal The man was described as smartly dressed and aged between 20 and 30 Detectives say they have received a positive response to the release of CCTV pictures of a man they want to question in connection with two serious sexual assaults in Glasgow.

    BBC News - Home

  • Where does Pelosi and Shaheen want to drill - sure thing - real "smartly" - see those red and yellow areas above?

    GraniteGrok

  • Playing them smartly is what matters – Russell did last week (and arguably the week before even if he didn’t get any votes).

    'Survivor: Samoa' preview: Can Russell do it again? | EW.com

  • Corporate profits have been increasing smartly, which is also helping stocks, as has productivity as firms squeeze more output from each worker.

    The 2010 Recovery

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