Definition of manfully in English:

manfully

Line breaks: man|ful¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈmanf(ə)li
 
, ˈmanfʊli/

adverb

In a manful way; bravely: his boys strove manfully to accomplish the task
More example sentences
  • He toiled manfully with the task, bravely maintaining that the national picture was not as grim as the newspapers would have us believe.
  • He manfully fielded tough questions about precisely how brilliant his leadership was and the personal toll of improving the lives of every living creature in his kingdom.
  • Dawkins writes of how he manfully and loudly sings it the ‘correct’ way when he's at one of these gatherings, but to no avail.
Synonyms
bravely, courageously, boldly, gallantly, pluckily, heroically, intrepidly, fearlessly, valiantly, dauntlessly; resolutely, determinedly, stoutly, stout-heartedly, stalwartly, hard, strongly, vigorously, with might and main, like a Trojan; with all one's strength, to the best of one's abilities, as best one can, desperately, with desperation, with all the stops out

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