[ uh-glee, uh-gley, uh-glahy ]
/ əˈgli, əˈgleɪ, əˈglaɪ /
adverb Chiefly Scot.
off the right line; awry; wrong.
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Example sentences from the Web for agley
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
/ (əˈɡleɪ, əˈɡlaɪ, əˈɡliː) /
Scot awry; askew
Word Origin for agley
from gley squint
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