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1. Of or occurring during the day.
2. Happening or done every day: the physician's daily rounds.
3. Computed or assessed for each day: a daily record.
4. Everyday: casual clothes only for daily use.
1. Every day: Exercise daily.
2. Once a day: Wind the clock daily.
n. pl. dai·lies
1. A newspaper published every day or every weekday.
2. dailies The first, unedited print of movie film usually viewed after a day's shooting; the rushes.

[Middle English dayly, from Old English dæglīc, from dæg, day; see day.]

dai′li·ness, dai′ly·ness n.
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the quality or nature of being daily
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"And perhaps what one learns most is how alike they are in their dailiness, human exchange and emotions, and how societies that might appear so different are really so very much alike."
When Indigenous people--both Native and Palestinian-can take such joy in the dailiness of life, their land and freedom are not commodities that can be easily taken away.
I was ready for almost anything, except "Hi." The dailiness of it.
In case my handwriting is not legible, the poem, titled "JCF in Alamar," reads: "torture is visible up / on his face as / is the ecstasy that / on occasion visits him / he has stepped out / side of any typical / dailiness & is thus // most observant of each / day having within it / no routine for food / sleep no owned place / to be it is / a bright & painful / (he is there) light" (Evidence of Being Here: Beginning in Havana (N27), 55).
Galt, Jarrell argues, is a forerunner of Karl Ove Knausgaard in his preoccupations with writerly process, dailiness, and detail.
Bates of Emma as her gossip-like concern with daily affairs registers "a starkly probable world" (97) where mere dailiness takes hold.
Having done extensive work on Woolf's diaries myself, I have often found it easy to get lost in a text which seems to have no real order apart from the dailiness of its structure, and one of the best things about Lounsberry's approach is her ability to impose order on apparent chaos: she chooses to see Woolf's diary as divided into three major periods--early, middle, and late--and rather interestingly frames her argument with analysis of the published diaries Woolf read in each period.
The poems of this collection are grounded in the quotidian--ashtrays, handkerchiefs, the timbre of a village accent "good for reading, singing, and seduction when I drink." Emanating from these artifacts of dailiness, Zaqtan poses the question that best defines his poetics, captured in the epigraph to The Heroism of Things, which is included in this collection: "I'm mystified / how do I / rearrange the poem / everything's been said."
Ashbery will evade you, charmingly, but he'll usually wait around the corner for you to catch up, perhaps with some funny-melancholy bit of dailiness:
Let us rejoice that she is now liberated from the world of pain and suffering, from the dailiness of deadlines.
Ulrich concludes that "it is in the very dailiness, the exhaustive, repetitious dailiness, that the real power of Martha Ballard's book lies....