manfully manfully  /ˈmæn fə li/


  • (adv) in a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man


  1. John McCain has manfully admitted that he doesn't know much about economics.
  2. He strides manfully forward, his eye on the horizon thus never noticing the open manhole he's about to step into.
  3. The mayor of Omaha donned hip boots and waded manfully out into the icy currents of the Missouri River.


  • AFC Wimbledon Manager Neal Ardley Soaked by Sprinklers During Live Interview

    AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley was the victim of a vicious sprinkler attack during a live interview on Sky Sports News. Ardley was explaining the merits of three intense weeks of training for his League Two side when the sprinklers came on at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. He carries on manfully to finish his answer to the reporters' question, but once Sky Sports News' Adam Leventhal asks ...
    on November 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. Paul Jewell, the Wigan manager, added: "We played well, it was backs-to-the-wall stuff. We defended manfully - something we haven't always done this season. I always thought there'd be some twists and turns and it's an amazing achievement. We've...
    on May 13, 2007 By: Paul Jewell Source: Times Online

  2. "I'm not too sure what to feel," Voss said. "I said to them, 'If you bring that level of effort every week you will be able to match it with the best'. To a man, they battled manfully, right throughout the whole game. But also I am extremely...
    on May 24, 2009 By: Michael Voss Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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