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[slahy-lee] /ˈslaɪ li/
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  • He slily got a crumb between a finger and thumb and shot it as boys do marbles, keeping the hand quite still.

  • On the way home she slily threw away one coal after another.

    The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • She had slily slipped away slice after slice, one at a time, and gone into the shed to secrete them in that safe place.

    Woman in Prison Caroline H. Woods
  • And all the while he was slily examining the contents of his pocketbook.

    Cruel As The Grave Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • "Yes, it was not ill-natured to invite us," says Theo, slily.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
  • “Nay, I was to hear your biggest, you know,” said Jenny slily.

    The Gold that Glitters Emily Sarah Holt
  • slily, he now and again quoted his worth in the estimation of a rival feminine authority.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
  • "That is another branch of my case," slily continued the baker.

    Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals William H. Armstrong
  • Here John slily deposited back upon the plate a bunch of grapes.

  • Gustave slipped up behind him slily, which made the butterfly fly off.

British Dictionary definitions for slily


a variant spelling of slyly See slyly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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