The columns slenderly rose to support a heavy platform and statue.

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  • slenderly — adverb 1. in a slim or slender manner a slenderly built woman slightly built • Syn: ↑slimly, ↑slightly • Derived from adjective: ↑slight (for: ↑slig …   Useful english dictionary

  • slenderly — slender ► ADJECTIVE (slenderer, slenderest) 1) gracefully thin. 2) barely sufficient: a slender majority. DERIVATIVES slenderly adverb slenderness noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • Slenderly — Slender Slen der, a. [Compar. {Slenderer}; superl. {Slenderest}.] [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.] 1. Small or narrow in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slenderly — adverb see slender …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slenderly — See slender. * * * …   Universalium

  • slenderly — adv. with a slender appearance, thinly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slenderly — slen·der·ly …   English syllables

  • slender — slenderly, adv. slenderness, n. /slen deuhr/, adj., slenderer, slenderest. 1. having a circumference that is small in proportion to the height or length: a slender post. 2. thin or slight; light and graceful: slender youths. 3. small in size,… …   Universalium

  • meagerly — I adjective deficient in amount or quality or extent meager resources meager fare • Syn: ↑meager, ↑meagre, ↑stingy, ↑scrimpy • Ant: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • meagrely — adverb to a meager degree or in a meager manner these voices are meagerly represented at the conference the area is slenderly endowed with natural resources • Syn: ↑meagerly, ↑sparingly, ↑slenderly • Ant: ↑amply ( …   Useful english dictionary

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