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Webster 1913 Edition


Groundly

Ground′ly

,
adv.
Solidly; deeply; thoroughly.
[Obs.]
Those whom princes do once
groundly
hate, Let them provide to die as sure us fate.
Marston.

Webster 1828 Edition


Groundly

GROUND'LY

,
adv.
Upon principles; solidly. [A bad word and not used.]

Definition 2022


groundly

groundly

English

Alternative forms

  • groundley, groundlie

Adjective

groundly (comparative groundlier or more groundly, superlative groundliest or most groundly)

  1. (rare, archaic) Thorough, complete; solid; deep; profound
    • 1869, Berjeau, The Book-worm:
      A groundly instruction, wherein the difference betwixt God the Father, and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, is declared [...]

Adverb

groundly (comparative groundlier or more groundly, superlative groundliest or most groundly)

  1. (rare, archaic) To the very ground, to the very bottom; thoroughly, completely; solidly; deeply; profoundly
    • 1846, Galt, Life of Cardinal Wosley:
      Sir, when I groundly considered your provident forecast, as well for the conservation of your navy from damage, as the princely zeal that ye bear to preserve your subjects and their goods [...]
    • 1856, John Marston, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, The works of John Marston:
      Those whom princes do once groundly hate, Let them provide to die as sure us fate.

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