boldly

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From Middle English boldely, boldeliche, baldeliche, from Old English bealdlīċe (boldly, earnestly), equivalent to bold +‎ -ly.

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boldly (comparative boldlier or more boldly, superlative boldliest or most boldly)

  1. In a bold manner; with confidence.
    To boldly go where no man has gone before.

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