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Definition of "quakerly" []

  • Resembling Quakers; Quakerlike; Quakerish. (adjective)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "quakerly" in a sentence
  • "Thomas Babington Macaulay criticized Mill and his fellow Utilitarians for "affect [ing] a quakerly plainness, or rather a cynical negligence and impurity of style.""
  • "In a loud, angry voice he called to the boatswain's mate and bade him, 'Take the quakerly dog away, and put him to the capstan and make him work.'"
  • ""I have no objection in life," replied Phil, "and let the slice be a good one; only I am rather quakerly as to actual fighting, which may God of his infinite mercy prevent!""
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