clerkly (adv.) Old form(s): Clarkely
scholarly, cleverly, adroitly
2H6 III.i.179[Suffolk to all, of Gloucester's speech] ignominious words, though clerkly couched
TG II.i.102[Silvia to Valentine, of his letter] 'tis very clerkly done
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