Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Somewhat young; below middle age.

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Examples

  • Nor was she less skillful in selecting and directing such youngerly women from among the guests as she needed for helpers and waiters.

    Elizabeth: the Disinherited Daughter By E. Ben Ez-er

  • By and by two men and an elderly woman dressed like a very youngerly woman paused near Kedzie.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • _House-maid_, a youngerly person of the opposing sex employed to be variously disagreeable and ingeniously unclean in the station in which it has pleased God to place her.

    INTERNET WIRETAP: The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce (1993 Edition)

  • "Wal," said Haley, spitting, "I shall put in, I think, for the youngerly ones and the boy."

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

  • Andy looked rebuked, particularly by the hard word collusitate, which most of the youngerly members of the company seemed to consider as a settler in the case, while Sam proceeded.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

  • Andy looked rebuked, particularly by the hard word collusitate, which most of the youngerly members of the company seemed to consider as a settler in the case, while Sam proceeded.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • "Wal," said Haley, spitting, "I shall put in, I think, for the youngerly ones and the boy."

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • But even then, as they stood listlessly gazing over upon the mute objects of their interest, those friends were coming across the bridge, in the singularly contrasted forms of an aged man, walking without any staff, and with a firm elastic tread, and quite a youngerly one, walking

    Gaut Gurley

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