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deserved +‎ -ly



deservedly (comparative more deservedly, superlative most deservedly)

  1. (degree, manner) In a way or to a degree that is deserved or merited.
    • 1847-48, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, 2008, Publishing, page 437,
      Emmy, he remembered, was at one time cruelly and deservedly jealous of Rebecca, [] .
    • 1859, James Maden Holt, The Jesuits: A Lecture Delivered in St. Saviour's School, near Bacup, May 16th 1859[1], page 1:
      THE Jesuits have been condemned, and deservedly condemned, by the unanimous consent of the whole of Christendom.
    • 1986, Facts on File, Editorials on File, Volume 17, Part 2, Infobase Publishing, page 949,
      The vote for Scalia was unanimous, and deservedly so.
    • 2011, Phil McNulty, Euro 2012: Montenegro 2-2 England[2]:
      Elsad Zverotic gave Montenegro hope with a goal with the last kick of the first half - and when Rooney was deservedly shown red by referee Wolfgang Stark, England were placed under pressure they could not survive.