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Slyly or Slily, 1) cunningly: “deceive more s. than Ulysses did,” H6C III, 2, 189.
2) secretly, imperceptibly, underhand: “a serpent that s. glided towards your majesty,” H6B III, 2, 260. “he s. stole away,” H6C I, 1, 3. “the king was s. fingered from the deck,” V, 1, 44. “here in these confines s. have I lurked,” R3 IV, 4, 3. “as if that god . . . were s. crept into his human powers,” Cor. II, 1, 236.
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