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- (obsolete) Dexterously, skilfully.
- 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London]: […] [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur […], London: Published by David Nutt, […], 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
- In a sly manner, cunningly.
in a sly manner