politely

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

polite +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

politely (comparative more politely, superlative most politely)

  1. in a polite manner
    • 1986, John le Carré, A Perfect Spy:
      It was night once more and Mary had got through another day without throwing herself politely from a top floor window or scrawling filthy words on the dining room walls.

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