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Greek +‎ -ly



Greekly (comparative more Greekly, superlative most Greekly)

  1. In a Greek manner; in a way characteristic of Greeks.
    • 1922, James Joyce, chapter 13, in Ulysses:
      The waxen pallor of her face was almost spiritual in its ivorylike purity though her rosebud mouth was a genuine Cupid's bow, Greekly perfect.
    • 2007, Colleen McCullough, The October Horse, Simon & Schuster, →ISBN, page 82:
      Originally all the Delta waterways had been natural, but after the Greekly scientific Ptolemies came to rule Egypt, they connected Nilus's network of arms with thousands of canals, []
    • 2011, Robert Metcalfe, Simpson Agonistes: A History of a Crime, iUniverse, published 2012, →ISBN, page 19:
      They were termed agons (or, to pluralize more Greekly, agones), which word, despite the evident connection to our agony or agonize, originally had nothing to do with the duress or anguish these words now convey.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Greekly.