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saucily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv saucily in an impudent or impertinent manner "a lean, swarthy fellow was peering through the window, grinning impudently"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Saucily In a saucy manner; impudently; with impertinent boldness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • saucily In a saucy manner; pertly; impudently; with impertinent boldness.
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Usage

In literature:

Besides," she said, saucily, "if you are in no hurry about me I know you will be anxious to get back to finish your pictures.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
She only shook her head saucily, and ran into the house.
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
She started, shaking her head saucily.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
She looked at me saucily, her lips parted lightly, her eyes brimming with laughter.
"The Motor Pirate" by George Sidney Paternoster
The Faun waved his pipes saucily at the Phoenix and gave a wry smile.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
And thou must not write saucily.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
In a moment his arm was about her, and she looked up saucily, with eyes sparkling through her tears.
"Donald and Dorothy" by Mary Mapes Dodge
He saw Mrs. Goldwater tripping on saucily as Ophelia.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
She smiled saucily, and, putting two plump hands into her apron pockets, advanced toward the window.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
Brand," Isabella replied saucily, "awfully good, just too good to be true.
"The Fate of Felix Brand" by Florence Finch Kelly
Some wolves were challenging saucily from the coulee mouth.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
They stopped, and the General tasted some of her "sweeties," and saucily declared that they were abominably bad.
"Notes and Queries, Number 237, May 13, 1854" by Various
As he speaks he passes his arm round her pretty waist and smiles saucily into her eyes.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
A mocking-bird trills saucily from his cage amid the cosmos bloom.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
The nimble grey squirrel, too, chattered away saucily in his high leafy nest, secure from attack from his very insignificance.
"Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion" by St. George Tucker
Mike, looking saucily around, went still higher.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
Every few moments I looked up the road toward Bert's, but no figure drew near with saucily tilted nose.
"The Idyl of Twin Fires" by Walter Prichard Eaton
A jay tilted saucily on a limb and peered at Franz and Caesar without scolding.
"Rescue Dog of the High Pass" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
Her beautiful eyes, clear and limpid in their dark depths, blinked saucily.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
Happily married to its task an electric generator beside it suggested a sparrow, saucily singing a tune to an eagle.
"Fighting Byng" by A. Stone
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In poetry:

Thus statesman-like, I'll saucily impose,
And safe from danger valiantly advise,
Sheltered in impotence, urge you to blows,
And being good for nothing else, be wise.
"The Disabled Debauchee" by Lord John Wilmot