Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a straight line; not crookedly; directly: as, to run straightly on.
  • An obsolete spelling of straitly.

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

  • adverb A variant of straitly. See 1st straight.
  • adverb In a right line; not crookedly.

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

  • adverb In a straight manner; without curve or bend.
  • adverb Without deviation; directly.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

straight +‎ -ly

Examples

  • As the inimitable M.F.K Fisher once wrote: "It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others."

    Linda Novick O'Keefe: Obesity Epidemic: Spurring a Revolution

  • Graham looked quickly at her, and although she had asked the question of her husband, her head turned to the turn of his head, so that he found her eyes meeting his straightly and squarely in interrogation.

    CHAPTER XIII

  • M.F.K. Fischer explained that she wrote about food because "our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others" (The Gastronomical Me).

    Prose and Potatoes's First Year Anniversary

  • If the reporting is accurate, then the policeman did act in a "stupid" manner and good for Obama to speak straightly.

    White House says Obama does not regret Gates comments

  • The clearness of it reminded him of her face, of her cleanly stencilled brows, her straightly chiselled nose, the very clearness of the gaze of her eyes, the firmly yet delicately moulded lips, and the throat, neither fragile nor robust, but -- but just right, he concluded, an adequate and beautiful pillar for so shapely a burden.

    Chapter 17

  • M.F.K. Fischer explained that she wrote about food because "our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others" (The Gastronomical Me).

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • As the inimitable M.F.K Fisher once wrote: "It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others."

    Linda Novick O'Keefe: Obesity Epidemic: Spurring a Revolution

  • As the inimitable M.F.K Fisher once wrote: "It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others."

    Linda Novick O'Keefe: Obesity Epidemic: Spurring a Revolution

  • And I'm going to say things directly, straightly, bluntly and nobody in New Jersey is going to have to wonder where I am on an issue.

    The Governor Who Slashes Budgets With A Smile

  • M.F.K. Fischer explained that she wrote about food because "our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others" (The Gastronomical Me).

    Archive 2008-03-01

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