eyely

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From eye +‎ -ly.

Adjective[edit]

eyely (comparative eyelier or more eyely, superlative eyeliest or most eyely)

  1. Visible or apparent to the eye; evident; obvious.
    • 1892, Creedmore Fleenor, Thought throbs:
      Ofttimes we look upon an eyely prize, And conjure means by which we may obtain That morsel for ourself; [...]
    • 1903, Oxford Journals (Firm), Notes and queries:
      [...] and I quoted a few places where the first part of my accusation is capable of "eyely and euident demonstration,' to use a phrase of Leicarraga's time.

Adverb[edit]

eyely (comparative eyelier or more eyely, superlative eyeliest or most eyely)

  1. Obviously; evidently; apparently.
    • 1871, Tom Hood, Frances Freeling Broderip, The works of Thomas Hood:
      He was eyely delited at the site you may be sure but Becky being timersome shut her eyes all the time she was seeing it.
    • 1883, MOONSHINE:
      Eyely probable. — The Speaker told the hon. member for Eye that "every time he opened his mouth he appeared to be trifling with the House."