virilely

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

virile +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

virilely (comparative more virilely, superlative most virilely)

  1. In a way or to an extent that is virile
    • 1988 January 22, Albert Williams, “The Glass Menagerie”:
      Joe Guzaldo is, as always, a pleasure to watch and hear, with his superbly focused physical energy and virilely mellifluous voice; but his strength belies Tom's own weakness, which Williams revealed even while trying to conceal it.

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