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Webster 1913 Edition


Soundly

Sound′ly

,
adv.
In a sound manner.

Webster 1828 Edition


Soundly

SOUND'LY

,
adv.
[from sound, entire.]
1.
Healthily; heartily.
2.
Severely; lustily; with heavy blows; smartly; as, to beat one soundly.
3.
Truly; without fallacy or error; as, to judge or reason soundly.
4.
Firmly; as a doctrine soundly settled.
5.
Fast; closely; so as not to be easily awakened; as, to sleep soundly.

Definition 2022


soundly

soundly

English

Adverb

soundly (comparative more soundly, superlative most soundly)

  1. In a thorough manner; in manner free of defect or deficiency.
    He was soundly thrashed by the semi-professional boxer.
    • 1899, William George Aston, A History of Japanese Literature, page 272:
      The wedding company, fatigued with their enjoyment of the previous night, slept soundly late into the next morning.
    • 1911, L. D. Biagi, The Centaurians, Ch. I:
      My gold carried little weight with him, he was sincerely fond of me and consequently rated me soundly for all indiscretions, declaring I would regret wasting the best years of my life and deadening my vast talents []

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