gamely gamely  /ˈɡeɪm li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a plucky manner

Usage(s):

  1. Back in 1997, the most famous Dolly in the world crooned country tunes and gamely fielded jokes about her ample bosom.
  2. Parents gamely go with the flow, because we know that social occasions are extremely important to kids.
  3. Williams, who took as many standing 8 counts as Ali did in his career, gamely said in the post-fight interview that he wasn't really hurt, just dazed.

News

  • Chicago bowler of the half-century

    When bowling was big and Chicago was the bowling capital of the world, the greatest bowler in Chicago was Paul Krumske. And there’s one story about Paul Krumske they always tell. During one close match, Krumske suddenly keels over on the lane, grabbing his chest and gasping for breath. The match stops. Medical help is summoned, and Krumske is revived. He gamely declares that he will go on. By ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

Quotes

  1. "It just what we were hoping for," Pletcher said. "He finished up very gamely with his ears pricked at the wire. He's probably not going to come back for the Tampa Bay Derby; we're probably going to make his next start in a Grade I. But I...
    on Feb 13, 2010 By: Todd Pletcher Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "That other filly went by her in the stretch and my filly looked at her and said, `No way,"' Flores said. "She came back real gamely."
    on Jul 6, 2008 By: David Flores Source: Daily Breeze

  3. "He split horses gamely," Dominguez said. "There wasn't a whole lot of room. "
    on May 20, 2006 By: Ramon Dominguez Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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