Origin of mannerly
Examples from the Web for mannerly
I liked the way she smiled, and I liked her obedient, mannerly bearing.The Crock of Gold|James Stephens
Mme Maloir, a respectable-looking and mannerly woman, was Nana's old friend, chaperon and companion.
The fiddle was there in the middle, and the harp answering to it; and twelve mannerly women to bring my love to his bed.The Kiltartan Poetry Book|Lady Gregory
Knowing themselves accepted, they lounge—mentally, mannerly, and physically—when at home or elsewhere alone together.
After my tribute to George and his to Mannerly, I am sorry to record that the first three days of the hunt were blank.Sonia Married|Stephen McKenna
British Dictionary definitions for mannerly
Word Origin and History for mannerly
"well-mannered, seemly, modest," late 14c., from manner (n.) + -ly (1). As an adverb, "in accord with custom; becomingly" (mid-14c.); later "in accord with good manners" (c.1400). Related: Mannerliness.