[ uh-glee, uh-gley, uh-glahy ]
/ əˈgli, əˈgleɪ, əˈglaɪ /
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adverb Chiefly Scot.
off the right line; awry; wrong.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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How to use agley in a sentence
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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