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Definition of "ruly" []

  • Neat and orderly: "A small, ruly beard balances his hair” ( Whitney Balliett). (adjective)

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 "ruly" in a sentence
  • ""Honestly, I'll take back all [alleged] racist remarks and never do it again, truly ruly, please believe me [flutters eyes beguilingly].""
  • "I've been talking to people here, they're pretty -- you know, they've been very ruly, and we're up above the crowd."
  • "Do not vote -- individually, in droves, as a family, as a community, as a congregation, as a ruly mob, whatever feels most congenial."
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