Definition of Shily

1. adv. See Shyly.



Definition of Shily

1. Adverb. (archaic form of shyly) ¹

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Definition of Shily

1. in a shy manner [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shily

shilling shocker
shilling shockers
shilling sign
shillings
shills
shilly-shallied
shilly-shallies
shilly-shally
shilly-shallying
shilly-shallyings
shilly and shally
shillyshally
shillyshallying
shiloh
shilpit
shily (current term)
shimaal
shimaals
shimadas
shimamushi disease
shime-waza
shimekomi
shimiyana
shimmed
shimmer
shimmered
shimmeriness
shimmering

Literary usage of Shily

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical Orthography, Or, The Art of Teaching Spelling by Writing by William Bearcroft (1828)
"sA has drily dryness shily shyness slyly ... and in Dycke has dryly dryness shily ... 4 and 2 Johnson has dryly dryness shily ..."

2. The Poetical Works of Samuel Lover by Samuel Lover (1868)
"To peep round the corner, the sly wind would try: But vanes, you know, never look in the wind's eye; And so she kept turning shily away;— Thus they kept ..."

3. Songs and Ballads by Samuel Lover (1858)
"To peep round the corner, the sly wind would try: But vanes, you know, never look in the wind's eye; And so she kept turning shily away;— Thus they kept ..."

4. The Lyrics of Ireland by Samuel Lover (1858)
"To peep round the corner the sly wind would try: But vanes, you know, never look in the wind's eye; And so she kept turning shily away:— Thus they kept ..."

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