Definition of Lamely

1. Adverb. In a weak and unconvincing manner. "`I don't know, Edward,' she answered lamely"

Partainyms: Lame



Definition of Lamely

1. adv. In a lame, crippled, disabled, or imperfect manner; as, to walk lamely; a figure lamely drawn.

Definition of Lamely

1. Adverb. In the manner of one who is lame. ¹

2. Adverb. (colloquial) In a foolish or ineffective way. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lamely

1. in a lame manner [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lamely

lamellipedian
lamellipedians
lamellipodia
lamellipodial
lamellipodium
lamellirostral
lamellirostres
lamellophone
lamellophones
lamellopodia
lamellopodium
lamellose
lamellula
lamellulas
lamels
lamely (current term)
lameness
lamenesses
lament
lamentable
lamentableness
lamentably
lamentation
lamented
lamentedly
lamenter
lamenters
lamentful
lamenting
lamentingly

Literary usage of Lamely

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1. A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and by William Tooke, William Beloe, Robert Nares (1798)
"... lamely ; whereupon the coifed advocate replied, " However lamely I may handle my client's ... lamely ..."

2. Elizabethan Translations from the Italian: The Titles of Such Works Now by Mary Augusta Scott (1895)
"... bright fancy of John Day soars but lamely, with clipped wings, in the dramatic form. ... lamely ..."

3. Lessing's Laokoon by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Albert Hamann (1878)
"Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and ..."

4. A Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Cases Argued and Determined in by Elisha Hammond, Charles Petersdorff (1831)
"lamely. ET 1797. NP 2 Esp. 635. And if th. Lord Kenyon, CJ, said: the defendant had excluded ... lamely ..."

5. Handbook of Painting: German, Fleming, and Dutch Schools by Sir Joseph Archer Crowe, Gustav Friedrich Waagen, Franz Kugler (1898)
"A Pantry with a Dead Hare and Wild Birds, in the Munich Gallery, No. 976, looks like a faded and somewhat lamely executed Jan Weenix. ..."

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