pluckily


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pluck·y

 (plŭk′ē)
adj. pluck·i·er, pluck·i·est
Having or showing courage and spirit in trying circumstances. See Synonyms at brave.

pluck′i·ly adv.
pluck′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pluckily - in a plucky manner; "he was Brentford's defensive star in pluckily holding out the determined Reading raids for long periods"
Translations
بِشَجاعَه
odvážně
modigt
meî hugrekki
cesaretle

pluckily

[ˈplʌkɪlɪ] ADVvalientemente

pluckily

advtapfer, mutig

pluckily

[ˈplʌkɪlɪ] advcoraggiosamente

pluck

(plak) verb
1. to pull. She plucked a grey hair from her head; He plucked at my sleeve.
2. to pull the feathers off (a chicken etc) before cooking it.
3. to pick (flowers etc).
4. to pull hairs out of (eyebrows) in order to improve their shape.
5. to pull and let go (the strings of a musical instrument).
noun
courage He showed a lot of pluck.
ˈplucky adjective
courageous. a plucky young fellow.
ˈpluckily adverb
ˈpluckiness noun
pluck up (the) courage/energy etc
to gather up one's courage etc (to do something). She plucked up (the) courage to ask a question.
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They had set me with my back against the wall, and I stood there, looking Silver in the face, pluckily enough, I hope, to all outward appearance, but with black despair in my heart.
In the midst of it all the worthy vicar was very pluckily holding an early celebra- tion, and his bell was jangling out above the excitement.
Nor had the doctor so much as met him, but had merely read of him in connection with a small sensation at the suburban branch which my namesake managed; an armed robber had been rather pluckily beaten off, with a bullet in him, by this Raffles; and the sort of thing was so common out there that this was the first I had heard of it!
Once, an English ship, scudding in a storm, tried to stand by them, heaving-to pluckily under their lee.
The report said: "Her mother, a widow, lives in Toronto Canada, and Ruby pluckily undertook the journey alone.
Partnered by Cieren Fallon, my selection raced in mid-pack and kept on pluckily in the closing stages to take fourth, beaten two lengths, to the gambled-on Cape Byron.
Painter Colin Jack is celebrating his 30th year at the festival with local scenes rendered in the stunning Japanese ukiyo style, while Caroline Blackler paints evocative watercolours of local seascapes in which tiny, isolated fishing boats chug their way pluckily across huge, empty expanses of water.
Humans will cling pluckily to life on this ever-less-habitable earth for as long as they can.
It turned out well in the end, even though it took the Thai authorities much longer to sort out the complications than in the case of Rahaf Mohammed, the Saudi teenager who pluckily escaped her suffocating circumstances, but was held up at Bangkok airport during a layover on her way to Australia.
In his message on the 11th death anniversary of the former Prime Minister, Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto faced the vindictiveness of the dictators pluckily and steadfastly.
The newly-created Northern Powerhouse rail organisation is pluckily struggling with trying to realise strategic rail improvements, but its modest progress in developing a coherent "business case" clearly illustrates the sheer thanklessness of the task.