holily

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From holy +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

holily (comparative more holily, superlative most holily)

  1. In a holy way; with sanctity.
    • Henry Wharton
      [] enjoyning them upon the severest Penalties to live godlily, holily and righteously in this present World []
    • Bishop Joseph Hall
      [] there are some dispositions blame-worthy in men, which are yet, in a right sense, holily ascribed unto God; as unchangeableness, and irrepentance.
    • 2010, "An own goal on gay rights", The Economist, 14 Oct 2010:
      The other [problem] is that, like Macbeth, what the president wants highly he also wants holily.