saucily (adv.) Old form(s): sawcily
presumptuously, cheekily, impudently
KL I.i.20[Gloucester to Kent, of Edmund] this knave came something saucily to the world
KL II.iv.40[disguised Kent to Lear, of the messenger] which of late / Displayed so saucily against your highness
Luc.1348[of such as Lucrece's groom] Such harmless creatures have a true respect / To talk in deeds, while others saucily / Promise more speed, but do it leisurely
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