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  1. like a Quaker.
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  1. in the manner of the Quakers.
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Origin of Quakerly

First recorded in 1675–85; Quaker + -ly
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Historical Examples of quakerly

  • A calm homeliness, a Quakerly simplicity runs all through it.

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  • There was excellent dining up-stairs, with wines really worth drinking—all with a sort of Quakerly plainness, but solid comfort.

  • They therefore affect a quakerly plainness, or rather a cynical negligence and impurity, of style.

  • Chocolate manufacturers seemed to have a passion for imprinting their Quakerly names on every bit of stuff they sold.

  • She wore a simple silk gown, of a Quakerly gray, and she held a handkerchief folded square, as it had come from the laundress.