From seldom + -ly.
seldomly (comparative more seldomly, superlative most seldomly)
- (rare, sometimes proscribed) Seldom; rarely.
- 1864, Ellen L. Biscoe Hollis, The Winthrops, page 265:
- the universally felt, yet seldomly acknowledged truth […]
- c. 1864, Emily Dickinson, ‘So set its sun in thee’, Poems:
- So I the ships may see / That touch how seldomly / Thy shore?
- 1999, Philip Greenspun, Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing:
- Very seldomly will you need to store email addresses or names that are anywhere near as long as 100 characters.
- 2011, Bart D. Ehrman, The Reliability of the New Testament, p. 132:
- Additionally, orthographic variants only very seldomly affect the text itself.
- Sometimes proscribed in favor of the more common seldom, itself an adverb.
- At COCA seldom occurs more than 5,000 times; seldomly 12. It is even rarer in the BNC.