savingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

saving +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

savingly (comparative more savingly, superlative most savingly)

  1. So as to save; with frugality or parsimony.
  2. (religion) So as to be finally saved from eternal death.
    • 1679, Thomas Trapham, A Discurse of the State of Health in the Island of Jamaica (page 112)
      But this Itch in spite of Morals will be catching, and the beginning natural pleasure will often urge the smartful end, especially in the precipitant Youth, who scarcely sufficiently dread the Fire till they have been savingly burnt.
    • Waterland
      savingly born of water and the Spirit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.