- (obsolete) Like a lion; fierce.
1738, John Milton, “The Reaſon of Church-Government Urg'd againſt Prelaty, Book II”, in A Complete Collection of the Historical, Political, and Miscellaneous Works of John Milton, London: A. Millar, OL 22864596M, page 66:
- For although I ſaid before, that the Church coveting to ride upon the lionly form of Juriſdiction, makes a transformation of herſelf into an Aſs, and becomes deſpicable...
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