- in an arch or roguish manner.
Origin of archly
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Examples from the Web for archly
“I shall be as tall as you some day, Lady,” responded Margaret archly.Earl Hubert's Daughter
Emily Sarah Holt
"I think I like the sisters to be older," said Betty archly.A Little Girl in Old Boston
Amanda Millie Douglas
"He won't suffer for it, I'll be bound," said Mrs. Bradshaw, archly.Ship's Company, The Entire Collection
"He means that you are always looking at him, my dear," says her mother, archly.The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.
W. M. Thackeray
"Didn't I hear ye sayin' suthin' about refreshments," she said archly.Openings in the Old Trail