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much +‎ -ly


muchly ‎(not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) very much, very
    • 1912, The Overland monthly
      Finally he partially unbuttoned his muchly-braided coat and drew forth a package done up neatly in white tissue paper.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses
      Respectable girl meets after mass. Thanks awfully muchly.
    • 1958, Lee Forney Crawford, William Webb Crawford, dean of Birmingham bankers
      Their pleasantly risque jokes were muchly enjoyed by their set of friends.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often regarded as a misconstruction of adverbial much.

See also[edit]

ta muchly

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