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Na'kedly. adv.

  1. Without covering.

  2. Simply; merely; barely; in the abstract.

    Though several single letters nakedly considered, are found to be articulations only of spirit or breath, and not of breath vocalized; yet there is that property in all letters of aptness, to be conjoined in syllables. Holder.

  3. Discoverably; evidently.

    So blinds the sharpest counsels of the wise
    This overshadowing Providence on high,
    And dazzleth all their clearest sighted eyes,
    That they see not how nakedly they lie.
    Daniel Civil War.

Sources: Daniel, Samuel (28) · Holder, William (38)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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