Reely vs Treely - What's the difference?

reely | treely |

As an adverb reely

is .

As an adjective treely is

of, relating to, characteristic of, or resembling a tree or trees; arboreal.




  • * {{quote-book, year=1880, author=Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), title=Roughing It, Part 6., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=But mind you, there ain't anything ever reely lost; everything that people can't understand and don't see the reason of does good if you only hold on and give it a fair shake; Prov'dence don't fire no blank ca'tridges, boys. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1897, author=W. W. Jacobs, title=More Cargoes, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage="'Shame,' ses most of 'em; an' I reely b'leeve they'd worked theirselves up to that pitch they'd ha' felt disappointed if the skipper had been saved. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1903, author=Harry Leon Wilson, title=The Lions of the Lord, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage="Thought you was a milishy man, I tell you, from the careless way you hollered--one of Brockman's devils come back a-snoopin', and I didn't crave trouble, but when I saw the Lord appeared to reely want me to cope with the powers of darkness, why, I jest gritted into you for the consolation of Israel. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=George Meredith, title=The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=And it reely was the penitent on his two knees, not the lover on his one. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1911, author=Caroline Lockhart, title='Me-Smith', chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=If he ever reely hit you with that fist of his'n, it ud sink in up to the elbow. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1911, author=William Makepeace Thackeray, title=The History of Samuel Titmarsh, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Both your son and your daughter-in-law, ma'am, are of that uncommon sort; they are, now, reely , ma'am." }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1916, author=Boyd Cable (Ernest Andrew Ewart), title=Action Front, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Private Flannigan looked over his shoulder at him, "Mong capitaine," he said, "you ought, you reely ought, to ring up your telephone; turn the handle round an' say something." " }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1918, author=Francis Barton Fox, title=The Heart of Arethusa, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage="She ain't seen him for more'n a month reely , but I reckon it does seem 'most a year to her." }}




  • Of, relating to, characteristic of, or resembling a tree or trees; arboreal.
  • *1990 , Michael D. Beaty, Alvin Plantinga, Christian theism and the problems of philosophy :
  • She also believes that this demon is so competent at deceiving us that we are deceived when and only when we firmly believe that we are appeared to in a treely sort of way.
  • *2000 , Bruce Marshall, Trinity and Truth :
  • Suppose I believe that I do not see a tree, or I believe that the relevant sensory event, the seeing of a treely kind, is not taking place.
  • *2000 , Rob McLennan, Shadowy Technicians: New Ottawa Poets :
  • A fair bit and well worth it Some time soon after sunset in the mistyrious [sic] way of the water in the treeliest of seasons we met and come morning our two bodies pools quiescent now seeking not to be and to the swaying of those trees green ..

    See also

    * foresty * treeiness