slyly

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From sly +‎ -ly.

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slyly (comparative more slyly, superlative most slyly)

  1. (obsolete) Dexterously, skilfully.
    • 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London: William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur, London: Published by David Nutt, in the Strand, 1889, OCLC 890162034:
      , Bk.V:
      He wolde nat abyde uppon no poure man for no maner of thyng—and ever he slow slyly and slypped to another, tylle all were slayne to the numbir of a hondred thousand
  2. In a sly manner, cunningly.

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