Definitions

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  • adv. In a thrifty manner, economically.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a thrifty manner.
  • adv. Carefully; properly; becomingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a thrifty manner; frugally; carefully; with the carefulness and prudence which characterize good husbandry; economically.
  • Punctiliously; politely.

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

  • adv. in a thrifty manner

Etymologies

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thrifty +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Hugging this sophistry to her breast, and still searching for love, she believes him until the day of realisation dawns upon her -- old and broken and bitter-hearted, with scarcely a friend left in the world, and not even the compensating coin thriftily demanded by her sister of the streets.

    Master of the Vineyard

  • I am optimistic that the next generation in Britain will see the need to live thriftily, frugally, and within their means and will buckle down to doing that and, being human, probably make Virtue of Necessity.

    University applications rise as candidates race to avoid higher fees

  • Efficiency and decoupling have helped California to consume electricity far more thriftily than the rest of America.

    The California Experiment

  • Ribera's delicately hatched, fragmentary profile head in chalk (c. 1622), with an ear depicted twice in an effort to get it right, competes for attention with a frontal, subtly stroked "portrait" of a bat with outstretched wings (c. 1620-25); the leftover spaces flanking the bat are thriftily filled by more studies of ears — one in side view, the other dramatically foreshortened.

    Iberian Treasures in Chalk and Ink

  • So, it hit me that I'd been working on this record, and I said, "I'm a DIY artist, so I kind of have to spend my money wisely and thriftily."

    Mike Ragogna: From No Chocolate Cake to a Reckoning: Conversations with Gin Blossoms, Luke Doucet, and Tony Lunn

  • If you work hard, save thriftily and accumulate a fortune, you'll be taxed constantly and then see up to one-half of your savings go to your distant Uncle Sam instead of the heirs that you choose.

    It's Unfair, and There's a Better Way

  • Excessive private spending — heirs wasting an inheritance instead of using it thriftily and productively — is the Paris Hilton "problem."

    It's Unfair, and There's a Better Way

  • He gratefully swished his mouth with whisky for disinfectant purposes, though, and thriftily swallowed it.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Small box: Mini banana muffins (thriftily made in fastfood condiment containers!), chocolate covered coffee beans, more pear, grapes and a frozen strawberry.

    Bentos # 104 and 105 – breakfast boxes « Were rabbits

  • Some of the stone was thriftily handdug by the museum's president, Lila W. Berle.

    America, America

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