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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Manly


MAN'LY, adjective [man and like.] Manlike; becoming a man; firm; brave; undaunted.

Serene and manly hardened to sustain

The load of life--

1. Dignified; noble; stately.

He moves with manly grace.

2. Pertaining to the adult age of man; as a manly voice.

3. Not boyish or womanish; as a manly stride.