manfully

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

manfully (comparative more manfully, superlative most manfully)

  1. In a manful manner; with the characteristics considered typical of a man, such as strength, courage, and determination.
    • From The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
      One (ant) struggled manfully by with a dead spider five times as big as itself in its arms.
    • From The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope, p.264
      She manfully struggled on, however - womanfully would perhaps be a stronger and more appropriate word. She had to calculate not only how to play her own hand correctly, but she had to calculate on her partner's probable errors.