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slender +‎ -ly


slenderly (comparative more slenderly, superlative most slenderly)

  1. Thinly, slightly, delicately.
    The columns slenderly rose to support a heavy platform and statue.
  2. meagrely; deficiently
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      It is no wonder that in an age when this kind of merit is so little in fashion, and so slenderly provided for, persons possessed of it should very eagerly flock to a place where they were sure of being received with great complaisance []