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- In a manner of something adopted.
- c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “Measvre for Measure”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene iv]:
- LUCIO: Is she your cousin?
ISABELLA: Adoptedly, as schoolmaids change their names / By vain though apt affection.
in a manner of something adopted