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Definition of "pertly" [pert•ly]

  • In a manner that is lively or high-spirited (adverb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pertly" in a sentence
  • "I did the best I could -- and as for the matter of that, "pertly," so did the _bon Dieu_. ""
  • "It's a masterful Brueghel composition, leading the eye along a zigzag path to a windmill perched pertly on the distant horizon."
  • "The owner looked at my CV, the numerous internships squeezed together with painstaking artifice to make it all fit onto one page, and then looked at me, perched pertly on the chair in front of him, in the new suit and heels my father bought me, with only a hint of neutral makeup, a 21st-century secular martyr."