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reely (not comparable)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of really.
    • 1880, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), Roughing It, Part 6.[1]:
      But mind you, there ain't anything ever reely lost; everything that people can't understand and don't see the reason of does good if you only hold on and give it a fair shake; Prov'dence don't fire no blank ca'tridges, boys.
    • 1897, W. W. Jacobs, More Cargoes[2]:
      "'Shame,' ses most of 'em; an' I reely b'leeve they'd worked theirselves up to that pitch they'd ha' felt disappointed if the skipper had been saved.
    • 1903, Harry Leon Wilson, The Lions of the Lord[3]:
      "Thought you was a milishy man, I tell you, from the careless way you hollered--one of Brockman's devils come back a-snoopin', and I didn't crave trouble, but when I saw the Lord appeared to reely want me to cope with the powers of darkness, why, I jest gritted into you for the consolation of Israel.
    • 1905, George Meredith, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete[4]:
      And it reely was the penitent on his two knees, not the lover on his one.
    • 1911, Caroline Lockhart, Me-Smith[5]:
      If he ever reely hit you with that fist of his'n, it ud sink in up to the elbow.
    • 1911, William Makepeace Thackeray, The History of Samuel Titmarsh[6]:
      Both your son and your daughter-in-law, ma'am, are of that uncommon sort; they are, now, reely, ma'am."
    • 1916, Boyd Cable (Ernest Andrew Ewart), Action Front[7]:
      Private Flannigan looked over his shoulder at him, "Mong capitaine," he said, "you ought, you reely ought, to ring up your telephone; turn the handle round an' say something." "
    • 1918, Francis Barton Fox, The Heart of Arethusa[8]:
      "She ain't seen him for more'n a month reely, but I reckon it does seem 'most a year to her."