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From tree +‎ -ly. Compare treelike.


treely (comparative treelier or more treely, superlative treeliest or most treely)

  1. (nonstandard) Of, relating to, characteristic of, or resembling a tree or trees; arboreal.
    • 1990, Michael D. Beaty, Alvin Plantinga, Christian theism and the problems of philosophy:
      She also believes that this demon is so competent at deceiving us that we are deceived when and only when we firmly believe that we are appeared to in a treely sort of way.
    • 2000, Bruce Marshall, Trinity and Truth:
      Suppose I believe that I do not see a tree, or I believe that the relevant sensory event, the seeing of a treely kind, is not taking place.
    • 2000, Rob McLennan, Shadowy Technicians: New Ottawa Poets:
      A fair bit and well worth it Some time soon after sunset in the mistyrious [sic] way of the water in the treeliest of seasons we met and come morning our two bodies pools quiescent now seeking not to be and to the swaying of those trees green ..

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