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processional +‎ -ly


processionally (not comparable)

  1. In processional fashion; one after the other.
    • 1623, Anthony Munday (attributed translator), The Theater of Honour and Knight-hood, or, A Compendious Chronicle and Historie of the Whole Christian World by André Favyn, London, Book 2, Chapter 14, p. 306,[1]
      All riding before the venerable Religious Brethren of the Abbey of Saint Rhemigius, attired in white Aulbes, with the Crosse and Torchlight, singing Processionally, and the two Chauntres cloathed in Coapes, each bearing a Staffe of Siluer.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, London: for the author, Volume 6, Letter 1, p. 2,[2]
      She had formed pretty notions, how charmingly it would look to have a penitent of her own making, dangling at her side, to church, thro’ an applauding neighbourhood: And, as their family increased, marching with her thither, at the head of their boys and girls, processionally, as it were, boasting of the fruits of their honest desires, as my good Lord Bishop has it in his Licence.
    • 1797, An English Lady, A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795,[3]:
      The whole company walked as it were processionally to the end of the apartment, and, after observing in silence the beds on each side, left us.
    • 1916, Lord Dunsany, Unhappy Far-Off Things[4]:
      I went up the steps amongst them, the only human thing, for men and women worship no more in Arras Cathedral, and the trees have come instead; little humble things, all less than four years old, in great numbers thronging the steps processionally, and growing in perfect rows just where step meets step.