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primly

[ prim-lee ]
/ ˈprɪm li /
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adverb
in a proper, neat, precise, or fastidious way: Today I stand in my navy blue uniform, my feet primly encased in black boots laced neatly over wool socks.As we left the restaurant I noticed that most of the other diners were eating their shrimp with knives and forks, primly dissecting each one.
(especially of a woman or girl) in a way that is excessively demure or modest: Justin and I sat, and she sat across from us, primly holding her knees together and folding her hands on top of them.
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