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Webster 1913 Edition


Mortally

Mor′tal-ly

,
adv.
1.
In a mortal manner; so as to cause death;
as,
mortally
wounded
.
2.
In the manner of a mortal or of mortal beings.
I was
mortally
brought forth.
Shakespeare
3.
In an extreme degree; to the point of dying or causing death; desperately;
as,
mortally
jealous
.
Adrian
mortally
envied poets, painters, and artificers, in works wherein he had a vein to excel.
Bacon.

Webster 1828 Edition


Mortally

MOR'TALLY

,
adv.
Irrecoverably; in a manner that must cause death; as mortally wounded.
1.
Extremely.
Adrian mortally envied poets, painters and artificers, in works wherein he had a vein to excel.

Definition 2022


mortally

mortally

English

Adverb

mortally (comparative more mortally, superlative most mortally)

  1. Fatally; in such a way as to cause death. [from 14th c.]
  2. (obsolete) As a mortal. [16th-17th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.1:
      And all the depth of rightfull doome was taught / By faire Astræa with great industrie, / Whilest here on earth she lived mortallie […].