Talk:accursedly

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Rfv-sense: In an accursed manner. Was this ever used to modify anything other than an adjective or adverb? DCDuring TALK 17:42, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Yes. Search for "they live accursedly". Equinox 22:52, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, I see: Wycliff and other men of religion. Usage in 19th century. Less usage recently. Possibly "archaic", possibly "literary" or "formal". Could we define it as "Under or as if under a curse"? DCDuring TALK 23:34, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
That sounds all right to me. Equinox 06:26, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
I'm going to check the OED on this and on some other -ly adverbs, like "seemingly". DCDuring TALK 12:47, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Kept, but given the lack of cites, I've added {{rfquote-sense}}. Anyone wishing to re-RFV this sense, please feel free. —RuakhTALK 20:53, 24 February 2010 (UTC)