smally

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

small +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

smally ‎(comparative more smally, superlative most smally)

  1. (rare) In a small way.
    • 1890, HM Factory Inspectorate, Annual report of the chief inspector of factories and workshops
      The name of Worstead, a village some ten miles distant from the city, was, indeed, as its name may testify, the birthplace of an important branch of the trade in England; now it is a smally populated, little known spot...
    • 2007 October 28, Richard Ford, “The Noise Is Killing Me”, New York Times:
      Substituting something that's trivial-but-noisily-immediate for something that's virtuous — even smally virtuous, like a game we play or ponder — breeds an ugly cynicism about virtue itself.