Wanly
Wanly \Wan"ly\, adv. In a wan, or pale, manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • Wanly — is an Egyptian surname, and may refer to:* Adham Wanly (1908 1959), Egyptian painter * Seif Wanly (1906 1979), Egyptian painter …   Wikipedia

  • wanly — wan|ly [ wanli ] adverb 1. ) with a tired sad expression on your face: She smiled wanly. 2. ) with an appearance that is pale or not bright: He could see the park stretching wanly into the distance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wanly — UK [ˈwɒnlɪ] / US [ˈwɑnlɪ] adverb 1) with a tired sad expression on your face She smiled wanly. 2) with an appearance that is pale or not bright He could see the park stretching wanly into the distance …   English dictionary

  • wanly — adv. Wanly is used with these verbs: ↑smile …   Collocations dictionary

  • wanly — wan ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a person) pale and giving the impression of illness or exhaustion. 2) (of light) pale; weak. 3) (of a smile) weak; strained. DERIVATIVES wanly adverb. ORIGIN Old English, «dark, black», later «of an unhealthy greyish colour …   English terms dictionary

  • wanly — adverb in a weak or pale or languid manner she was smiling wanly • Derived from adjective: ↑wan …   Useful english dictionary

  • wanly — adverb see wan I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wanly — See wan. * * * …   Universalium

  • wanly — adverb in a wan or pale manner …   Wiktionary

  • wanly — adv. with a pale face; in a weak and tired manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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