quaintly (adv.) Old form(s): queintly
subtly, skilfully, ingeniously
Ham II.i.31[Polonius to Reynaldo, of Laertes] But breathe his faults so quaintly / That they may seem the taints of liberty
Per Chorus.III.13[Gower alone] time that is so briefly spent / With your fine fancies quaintly eche
TG II.i.116[Silvia to Valentine] the lines are very quaintly writ
TG III.i.117[Valentine to Duke] a ladder, quaintly made of cords
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