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  1. being habitually clean, practising good hygiene
    • 1653: Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler - I'll now lead you to an honest ale-house, where we shall find a room, lavender in the windows, and twenty ballads stuck about the wall.
    1. in a clean way
    Despite travelling for the last week, she was dressed.
    1. not causing a mess or unnecessary damage
    We agreed to break off our relationship .
    Fortunately, the bullet passed through your shoulder.
    • French: proprement
    Etymology: clean + -ly

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