[ uh-glee, uh-gley, uh-glahy ]
/ əˈgli, əˈgleɪ, əˈglaɪ /
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adverb Chiefly Scot.
off the right line; awry; wrong.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
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Example sentences from the Web for agley
The low-lying, but rude, crests of the Corbires cut out the view northward from the valley of the Agly.Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces|Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for agley
/ (əˈɡleɪ, əˈɡlaɪ, əˈɡliː) /
Scot awry; askew
Word Origin for agley
from gley squint
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