wontedly

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Etymology[edit]

From wonted +‎ -ly.

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wontedly (comparative more wontedly, superlative most wontedly)

  1. Usually, customarily, or habitually.
    • 2008, Zane Grey, The Mysterious Rider:
      What if she happened to meet him! Would he imagine her purpose in coming there? Her heart began to beat un-wontedly.
    • 1973, Madeleine L'Engle, A wind in the door:
      "My dear child," Mr. Jenkins said, and his voice was un-wontedly compassionate.
    • 1908, Henry James, The awkward age:
      It matched for that matter her other elements, which were wontedly conspicuous as usual as she sat there suggestive of early tea.

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