adjective, clerk·li·er, clerk·li·est.
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Origin of clerkly
OTHER WORDS FROM clerklyclerk·li·ness, nounun·clerk·ly, adjective
Words nearby clerkly
Example sentences from the Web for clerkly
The honorific prefix "Sir" may in that case refer to clerkly qualities rather than to knighthood.More English Fairy Tales|Various
Ill could he tolerate the monotony and restraint of this clerkly life.A Book of Scoundrels|Charles Whibley
These he enclosed with the deeds in a large blue envelope, and in a clerkly hand addressed them, with a note, to James Crawshaw.Lancashire Idylls (1898)|Marshall Mather
If the strong hand had trembled above the lines, the clear, clerkly penmanship did not witness to the weakness.Husks|Marion Harland
There was something about this man which made his clerkly occupation seem incongruous.The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard