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whitely

[hwahyt-lee, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪt li, ˈwaɪt-/
adverb
1.
with a white hue or color:
The sun shone whitely.
Origin of whitely
late Middle English
1350-1400
1350-1400; late Middle English; see white, -ly
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  • But to-night there was no resistance in her, she lay there, whitely submitting to the tyranny of any enemy.

    The Duchess of Wrexe Hugh Walpole
  • "He'll be a bishop some day—every one says so," said Mrs. whitely, indignantly.

  • Besides, I've got something in mind better than the job he's had under you, whitely.

    The Story of an Untold Love Paul Leicester Ford
  • "I was afraid you'd work too hard," said Mrs. whitely, in her motherly way.

  • "You may well say that," continued Mrs. C——, hushing down the enthusiasm of her friends with a wave of her whitely gloved hand.

    A Noble Woman Ann S. Stephens
  • Am I to blame for reading in this the story of Mr. whitely's courtship of you?

    The Story of an Untold Love Paul Leicester Ford
  • If I remember rightly, some one—was it my mother or Mr. whitely?

    The Story of an Untold Love Paul Leicester Ford
  • Mr. whitely reddened and bit his lip, for which he is hardly to be blamed.

    The Story of an Untold Love Paul Leicester Ford
  • Ross was looking after Mr. whitely who had disappeared into the main building.

    The Common Man Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)

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