lamely
adverb see lame I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lamely — Lame ly, adv. [See {Lame}.] In a lame, crippled, disabled, or imperfect manner; as, to walk lamely; a figure lamely drawn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamely — 1590s, from LAME (Cf. lame) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lamely — lame|ly [ˈleımli] adv written if you say something lamely, you do not sound confident and other people find it difficult to believe you = ↑weakly ▪ It wasn t my responsibility, he lamely explained …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lamely — adverb if you say something lamely, you do not sound confident and other people find it difficult to believe you: But I still love you, he added rather lamely …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lamely — adverb a) In the manner of one who is lame. He lamely tried to lie his way out of it, but he wasnt really trying and no one believed him. b) (Colloquial) In a foolish or ineffective way …   Wiktionary

  • lamely — adv. Lamely is used with these verbs: ↑finish, ↑joke, ↑say …   Collocations dictionary

  • lamely — lame|ly [ leımli ] adverb in a way that does not seem sincere or enthusiastic: I forgot to invite him, Jane said rather lamely …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lamely — UK [ˈleɪmlɪ] / US adverb in a way that does not seem sincere or enthusiastic I forgot to invite him, Jane said rather lamely …   English dictionary

  • lamely — lame ► ADJECTIVE 1) walking with difficulty as the result of an injury or illness affecting the leg or foot. 2) (of an explanation or excuse) unconvincingly feeble. 3) dull and uninspiring. ► VERB ▪ make lame. DERIVATIVES lamely adverb lamenes …   English terms dictionary

  • lamely — adverb in a weak and unconvincing manner I don t know, Edward, she answered lamely • Derived from adjective: ↑lame …   Useful english dictionary

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