Definition of Clannishly

1. Adverb. In a clannish manner. "These four friends always act clannishly, and don't let us participate in their activities"

Exact synonyms: Cliquishly
Partainyms: Clannish, Cliquish



Definition of Clannishly

1. Adverb. In a clannish manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clannishly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clannishly

clank
clanked
clanker
clankers
clankier
clankiest
clankily
clanking
clankingly
clankless
clanks
clanky
clanless
clanlessness
clannish
clannishly (current term)
clannishness
clannishnesses
clans
clanship
clanships
clansman
clansmen
clansperson
clanswoman
clap on
clap skate
clap together
clap up

Literary usage of Clannishly

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1. The Development of American Nationality by Carl Russell Fish (1919)
"Allured by good hunting and fertile limestone bottoms, and impelled by the need of more room for their large families which clannishly clung together, ..."

2. The British Empire and the United States: A Review of Their Relations During by William Archibald Dunning, James Bryce Bryce (1914)
"A sprinkling of English, Scots, and Irish was to be found throughout the Union. The Catholic Irish congregated clannishly in the towns ..."

3. Greeks in America: An Account of Their Coming, Progress, Customs, Living by Thomas Burgess (1913)
"In these the Greeks have, perforce, clannishly congregated by themselves, and the majority have little real touch with Americans. ..."

4. Collections of the Maine Historical Society by Maine Historical Society (1898)
"They were of Scotch lineage, pure and simple, and while in Ireland kept themselves almost clannishly distinct and aloof from the native inhabitants. ..."

5. Political Nativism in New York State by Louis Dow Scisco (1901)
"... but being weaker in numbers, they were quickly absorbed, while the thousands of Irish held clannishly together, and prevented absorption^ It may also be ..."

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