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Webster 1913 Edition


Roundly

Round′ly

,
adv.
1.
In a round form or manner.
2.
Openly; boldly; peremptorily; plumply.
He affirms everything
roundly
.
Addison.
3.
Briskly; with speed.
locke.
Two of the outlaws walked
roundly
forward.
Sir W. Scott.
4.
Completely; vigorously; in earnest.
Shak.
5.
Without regard to detail; in gross; comprehensively; generally;
as, to give numbers
roundly
.
In speaking
roundly
of this period.
H. Morley.

Webster 1828 Edition


Roundly

ROUND'LY

, adv.
1.
In a round form or manner.
2.
Openly; boldly; without reserve; peremptorily.
He affirms every thing roundly.
3.
Plainly; fully. He gives them roundly to understand that their duty is submission.
4.
Briskly; with speed.
When the mind has brought itself to attention, it will be able to cope with difficulties and master them, and then it may go on roundly.
5.
Completely; to the purpose; vigorously; in earnest.

Definition 2022


roundly

roundly

English

Adverb

roundly (comparative more roundly, superlative most roundly)

  1. Circularly.
  2. Utterly or thoroughly.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
      Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.
    • 1974, Richard Garrett, General Gordon (page 203)
      When, over in the east, General Valentine Baker led his force of four thousand irregulars against Osman Digna, he was roundly thrashed.

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