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Neatly \Neat"ly\, adv. In a neat manner; tidily; tastefully.


adv. In a neat manner.


adv. with neatness; "she put the slippers under the bed neatly" [syn: showing neatness]

Usage examples of "neatly".

Granny Aching died, the men had cut and lifted the turf around the hut and stacked it neatly some way away.

Her adamantine chain mail was a glossy black, her long white hair neatly braided.

His snow-white hair wasparted neatly to the side, and in the center of his forehead was adeep purple welt that spread down into his right eye.

He opened and cleaned the wounds with something that felt like a wire brush, stitched them up neatly, covered them all with aluminium foil and bandage, fed me a variety of pills then, for good measure, jabbed me a couple of times with a hypodermic syringe.

What a preposterous glut of paper and ink he has amassed, loose leaves and envelopes and journals with spines and notebooks sewn with string, all neatly filled with his blockish, inelegant handwriting, all annotated with symbols in his own private code, signifying such things as further study needed or but is this really true?

The molds and deckles are neatly stacked, coils of armature wire sit untouched by the table.

When the aspic is set, trim neatly, and arrange each round of sweetbread on a slice of chilled tomato.

The sorcerer pulled the blue velvet sack of kaokao leaves from his belt and tossed it to Ath, who caught it neatly in one hand.

For the first time in three years neat tubes of aureomycin ointment for udder sores were neatly stacked in the old space on the shelf.

Perhaps she fell neatly on an already-spread Bekins blanket, only to be smashed once more on the top of her head because she still breathed.

Commander ha Bem spoke to the two neatly uniformed guards standing before it, and the little party was admitted instantly.

The main room of the temple has high beams and a fluted ceiling, pews neatly set like teeth and a bema covered with a rectangle of blue velvet.

Michel handed over bezants and silver in the sum of seventy-two sous, a sum that a week ago had seemed impossibly large, and received a neatly written receipt.

The footmen were neatly attired in bottle-green livery, while the maids wore dark gray dresses and snowy bibbed aprons and caps.

She was neatly and modestly dressed in a sports bikini of the latest style, her translucent bra extended in twin peaks by finger-long cones of pinkish nipple-colored plastic.