primly

All Adverb
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  • She sat with her small feet set primly on the ground. Cited from The Trumpeter Swan, by Temple Bailey
  • She may have spoken primly, but her pretty eyes said everything that her lips forgot. Cited from Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches, by Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Desire folded her hands upon her bag and looked primly into space. Cited from The Window-Gazer, Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  • At the foot of the slope directly beneath him a village lay primly along the lake shore. Cited from Terry, A Tale of the Hill People, by Charles Goff Thomson
  • Then she drew herself up with dignity, and crossed her hands primly on her lap. Cited from Sir George Tressady, Vol. I, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • She is a slight, sweet-faced little woman primly dressed in black. Cited from The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays, by Various
  • Instinctively she sat up straight, and drew her foot primly under the shelter of her dress. Cited from Helbeck of Bannisdale, Vol. I, Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • She sat up very primly, and looked around. Cited from Dotty Dimple Out West, by Sophie May
  • He looked at his sister, but she sat stiffly and primly in her chair and made no reply. Cited from The Lion and The Mouse, by Charles Klein
  • They spoke very primly and politely, and seemed to our little folks like grown-up ladies cut down short. Cited from Five Happy Weeks, by Margaret E. Sangster
  • Look at that woman walking primly down the lane to the sea with her bathing-dress. Cited from The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28, ed. by Charles William Daniel
  • Yes, I never saw a skin so primly kept. Cited from Lysistrata, by Aristophanes
  • She held her doll primly, and her little work-bag still dangled from her arm. Cited from Jerome, A Poor Man, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The folds of her simple gown hung primly round her well-shaped figure. Cited from The Nest of the Sparrowhawk, by Baroness Orczy
  • "Cotton is a wonderful thing, is it not, boys?" she said rather primly. Cited from The Quest of the Silver Fleece, by W. E. B. Du Bois
  • The servant, however, primly held him with her eyes alone, and he submitted to her sway. Cited from Clayhanger, by Arnold Bennett
  • And she sat down primly and folded her hands. Cited from His Hour, by Elinor Glyn
  • Mary Jane walked primly out of the store; it always made her feel funny to be called young lady. Cited from Mary Jane: Her Book, by Clara Ingram Judson
  • She seated herself again, quite primly now, and moved her hands over the tabouret appropriately to her words. Cited from Within the Law, by Marvin Dana from Bayard Veiller
  • Alma set her lips primly and turned her head first on one side and then on the other to look at the sketch. Cited from Entire PG Edition of William Dean Howells
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How primly gets used

Meaning of primly

  • adverb In a prissy manner
    the new teacher alienates the children by behaving prissily