It neatly combines a gift for melodrama, a taste for dirty tricks, a powerful imagination and an important objective.
And on this subject, Douthat neatly overlaps with a self-described nerdy leftist who rides a bike in Brooklyn.
Hair: Hair should be neatly groomed and conform to the shape of the head.
When he looks at the neatly compiled jigsaw puzzle of his life, however, he feels empty, deeply dissatisfied.
neatly hung laundry still dangled over the main street from the second-floor balcony of an apartment above a blown-out storefront.
Then take out the best pieces of giblet, trim them neatly, and set them aside.
Sometimes he went out, wearing fresh linen and neatly combed.
And then she gave him a small thrill by neatly taking his bait.
The covers are neatly rounded on the edge and nicely finished.
Her cargo seemed to be cord-wood, neatly split, and piled high on deck.
1540s, "clean, free from dirt," from Anglo-French neit, Middle French net "clear, pure" (12c.), from Latin nitidus "well-favored, elegant, trim," literally "gleaming," from nitere "to shine," from PIE root *nei- "to shine" (cf. Middle Irish niam "gleam, splendor," niamda "shining;" Old Irish noib "holy," niab "strength;" Welsh nwyfiant "gleam, splendor").
Meaning "inclined to be tidy" is from 1570s. Of liquor, "straight," c.1800, from meaning "unadulterated" (of wine), which is first attested 1570s. Informal sense of "very good" first recorded 1934 in American English; variant neato is teenager slang, first recorded 1968. Related: Neatly; neatness.
"ox, bullock, cow," Old English neat "ox, beast, animal," from Proto-Germanic *nautam "thing of value, possession" (cf. Old Frisian nat, Middle Dutch noot, Old High German noz, Old Norse naut), from PIE root *neud- "to make use of, enjoy."