freshly

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From Middle English freschely, freschliche (also as ferscheli, fersly, ferselich), equivalent to fresh +‎ -ly.

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freshly (comparative more freshly, superlative most freshly)

  1. Recently, newly.
    The freshly picked flowers will wilt in a few days but for now are still fragrant.
    • 1848, Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
      Florence, hardly glancing round her, lest she should remind him freshly of their last parting [] led him out to a coach that was waiting at the door, and carried him away.
  2. (uncommon) In a rude or impertinent manner.

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