emphatically

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emphatic +‎ -ally

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emphatically (comparative more emphatically, superlative most emphatically)

  1. In an emphatic manner; with emphasis.
  2. (obsolete) Not really, but apparently.
    • 1650, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica: [], 2nd edition, London: [] A. Miller, for Edw[ard] Dod and Nath[aniel] Ekins, [], OCLC 152706203:
      I must be taken neither really nor emphatically , but only emblematically: for being the Hierogliphick of celerity, and swifter than other animals, men best expreſſed their velocity by incurvity

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