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From Middle English lavausly, equivalent to lavish + -ly.
lavishly (comparative more lavishly, superlative most lavishly)
- In a lavish manner, expending profusely.
- He was noted to entertain lavishly, throwing the biggest and best parties in town.
- 1892, Walter Besant, chapter II, in The Ivory Gate […], New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], →OCLC:
- At twilight in the summer […] the mice come out. They […] eat the luncheon crumbs. Mr. Checkley, for instance, always brought his dinner in a paper parcel in his coat-tail pocket, and ate it when so disposed, sprinkling crumbs lavishly—the only lavishment of which he was ever guilty—on the floor.
in a lavish manner