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Definition of "meanly" []

  • In a poor, lowly, or base manner. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "meanly" in a sentence
  • "Here and now was his vindication, here at last the proof that he had not chosen his calling meanly, nor in all selfishness."
  • "You cannot even afford to work at a level that supports one person rather meanly, which is what some young historians can do when they only support themselves and/or can rely on others to bail them out when their cars die on I-95 on the way to a poorly paid adjunct job."
  • "First of all people wouldn't have to speak "meanly" about people if they had COMMON SENSE."