Talk:supply

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Supply really doesn't have a comparative or superlative. In fact I don't really think it's an adjective at all, more of a noun used in compounds (as goes for all nouns...). I don't understand wiktionary, thus I cannot resolve such problem. --OranginaMan 00:39, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

That’s right, supply is only a verb or a noun, never an adjective. —Stephen 01:06, 27 February 2007 (UTC)
So why is it recorded as an adverb (hence more supply and most supply)? Does anyone ever think that this is the correct spelling of supplely? I've marked this meaning with {{rfv|adverbial sense}} because I have never seen supply used in this way except in error, but I'll accept that it is so (mis-)used if anyone can cite it. Dbfirs 17:54, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
My Random House Dictionary lists supplely under the heading of supple, but it also has a second entry for supply that reads thus: "supply2 (sup’lē) adv., in a supple manner or way; supplely. [SUPPLE + -LY]" —Stephen 18:36, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
And now it's cited. :) - -sche (discuss) 02:40, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

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Rfv-sense "In a supple manner, with suppleness." (Tagged but not listed.) Oh, this is definitely attested. I wouldn't object to a speedy keep as "clear widespread use", but I won't be the one to do it. - -sche (discuss) 20:44, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Cited. - -sche (discuss) 21:04, 23 March 2012 (UTC)