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archly

[ahrch-lee] /ˈɑrtʃ li/
adverb
1.
in an arch or roguish manner.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; arch2 + -ly
Related forms
unarchly, adverb
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  • The sentence is archly constructed so that either might do.
  • As listless, pounding or archly chipper music plays, still photos of one wraith after another surface and fade.
  • Both the performers are up to it-archly, cryptically, beautifully.

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