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agley

or a·gly

[uh-glee, uh-gley, uh-glahy]
adverb Chiefly Scot.
  1. off the right line; awry; wrong.
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Origin of agley

1775–85; a-1 + gley glee2
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Examples from the Web for agley

Historical Examples

  • But like some other "plans of mice and men" this went "agley."

    Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)

    William Denison Lyman

  • Fate may have had a similar plan for Goethe; if so, it went all agley.

    And Even Now

    Max Beerbohm


British Dictionary definitions for agley

agley

aglee (əˈɡliː)

adverb, adjective
  1. Scot awry; askew
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Word Origin

from gley squint
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