Definitions

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  • adj. Befitting a vicar.

Etymologies

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vicar +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Alan Johnson, man-of-the-people came out best; Benn is too vicarly; Blears has more principle than the others; Harman is clever but untrustworthy; Cruddas is a true lightweight and Hain is truly horrible.

    Johnson, Benn and Harman Shine on Question Time

  • I thought Hain was truly dreadful, Blears was surprisingly good, Benn as anonymous Victor said too vicarly, Cruddas OK, Johnson terrified of saying anything interesting and Harman the best that I've seen her.

    Johnson, Benn and Harman Shine on Question Time

  • Other than Jonathan Sachs, most of the commentaries are either a fatally idiotic formula (take current event, recount in vicarly manner, introduce what Jesus would do as punchline), or hamstrung by the format.

    The Guardian World News

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