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  1. a variant spelling of slylySee slyly
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Examples from the Web for slily

Historical Examples

  • On the way home she slily threw away one coal after another.

    The Science of Fairy Tales

    Edwin Sidney Hartland

  • I slily spoke about that fellow, Dan Stuart, but she didn't say a word.

    The Jucklins

    Opie Read

  • And all the while he was slily examining the contents of his pocketbook.

    Cruel As The Grave

    Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth

  • “Nay, I was to hear your biggest, you know,” said Jenny slily.

    The Gold that Glitters

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • "That is another branch of my case," slily continued the baker.