incontinently

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Etymology[edit]

incontinent +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

incontinently (comparative more incontinently, superlative most incontinently)

  1. In an incontinent manner; without restraint, or without due restraint.
  2. (archaic) Immediately; at once; forthwith.
    • 1881: W. S. Gilbert, Patience, Act II
      On such eyes as maidens cherish
      Let thy fond adorers gaze,
      Or incontinently perish
      In their all-consuming rays!
    • 1891: Bram Stoker, The Judge's House
      The image which she had called up was too much for her nerves, and she fled incontinently.

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