from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


straight +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The landscape outside the window—he had parted the curtains a little, despite having been straightly charged not to do so—was dull, and so he occupied himself with looking at her.


  • It was how his hair was combed so straightly across his head and how he smelled of cologne.

    The Six Rules of Maybe

  • A hard-headed businessman impervious to soft soap, oil and honey, F. Harold F.eld intensely disliked the too intimate unwanted pressure of the arm, but without shaking himself free he turned his well-groomed head to look Dennis Kinser in the eye and asked him straightly what Williams, the sometime editor of the Cotswold Voice, could possibly have done to be treated so insufferably by the management and staff of Mainstream Mile.

    The Elvis Latte

  • Sometimes it 3would rear up, straightly, unexpectedly, looking about itself, and then drop back to a smaller, more bent-over position.

    Cinnamon Roll


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