Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a squalid or filthy manner.

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

  • adverb In a squalid manner.

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  • adverb In a squalid manner.

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

  • adverb in a sordid or squalid way

Etymologies

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squalid +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "As it is, we are squalidly scrapping over the enforcement of the colonial laws of those empires whose destinies we might possibly have determined a hundred years ago."

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • If Cleo is desperate, it is because she yearns to escape from a squalidly overcrowded family apartment and achieve true love.

    Review | Theatre | Rocket to the Moon | Venue | Michael Billington

  • Then, all of a sudden, like an actualization from every Jewish boy's summer camp wet dream, a Jewess with a guitar pick as sharp as her tongue graphically and squalidly entices the Jewish boys who were thisclose to resigning themselves to settling down with one of us.

    Doree Lewak: My Jewish Achilles Whore

  • Cambaceres, where life was so large, where minds could expand, where the splendor of the Imperial Court was so vividly reflected, and to be dropped suddenly into a sphere of squalidly narrow ideas — was it not like a leap from Italy into

    A Second Home

  • Cambaceres, where life was so large, where minds could expand, where the splendor of the Imperial Court was so vividly reflected, and to be dropped suddenly into a sphere of squalidly narrow ideas — was it not like a leap from Italy into

    A Second Home

  • So, equally often, I am glad we live where we do, midway, roughly speaking, between the two i.e. not squalidly and not too stricken by her conscience.

    Excerpt: It's All Right Now by Charles Chadwick

  • “But you — Amidst this beauty — You are not this ill-conditioned, squalidly bred lad of whom I have been reading?”

    In the Days of the Comet

  • Dulled, all its soul-shaking beauty dead, blotched and shadowed squalidly, its gleaming plumes tarnished, its dancing spirals stripped from it, that which had been the Shining One wrapped itself about Yolara — wrapped and drew her into itself; writhed, swayed, and hurled itself over the edge of the bridge — down, down into the green fires of the unfathomable abyss — with its priestess still enfolded in its coils!

    The Moon Pool

  • We perceived that we were not splendid inhabitants of a splendid world, but a crew of underpaid workmen grown squalidly and dismally drunk.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • I feel my youth and my summer streaming squalidly past me like the ghetto viewed from a Greyhound window.

    kinaesthesia Diary Entry

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