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womanful +‎ -ly


womanfully (comparative more womanfully, superlative most womanfully)

  1. In a womanly, or womanful manner; with the characteristics considered typical of a woman, such as warmth, and compassion, as well as courage and determination.
    • From The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope, p.264
      She manfully struggled on, however - womanfully would perhaps be a stronger and more appropriate word. She had to calculate not only how to play her own hand correctly, but she had to calculate on her partner's probable errors.