fitly

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Etymology[edit]

From fit +‎ -ly.

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fitly (comparative more fitly, superlative most fitly)

  1. In a fit manner; suitably; properly; commodiously; conveniently.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      Meane-while it is a great comfort unto a Christian man, to see our mortall implements, and fading tooles, so fitly sorted to our holy and divine faith [].
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, chapter XI, Labour:
      Labour is Life: from the inmost heart of the Worker rises his god-given Force, the sacred celestial Life-essence breathed into him by Almighty God; from his inmost heart awakens him to all nobleness, — to all knowledge, ‘self-knowledge’ and much else, so soon as Work fitly begins.

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