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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLYLY

I nodded and slyly opened the door enough to pass half-way out.

Boche slyly suggesting a most amusing game, the game of true confessions.

Daguenet scrutinized her slyly, sneering in his chaffing way.

She was, the slyly watchful Diana observed, very white and tired.

Schwarz signs to her to go out, which she does, slyly smiling.

“She was ‘fixed’ on sending you about what she called ‘your business,’” she said slyly.

"Then let him know the Dean, mamma," said Miss Kennyfeck, slyly.

"I see you are no legitimist," slyly remarked Miss Kenny-feck.

"That would be easier than the other," said the fellow, slyly.

"He 'll not make you a chief justice, Repton," said Martin, slyly.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from sly (adj.) + -ly (2).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SLYLY

covertly

adverbclandestine, underhandedly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.