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- In a thorough manner; in manner free of defect or deficiency.
- He was soundly thrashed by the semi-professional boxer.
- 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene i], page 16:
- Pro. Let them be hunted ſoundly : At this houre / Lies at my mercy all mine enemies : […]
- 1847 October 16, Currer Bell [pseudonym; Charlotte Brontë], chapter IV, in Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. [...] In Three Volumes, volume I, London: Smith, Elder, and Co., […], OCLC 3163777, pages 42–43:
- Mrs. Reed soon rallied her spirits: she shook me most soundly, she boxed both my ears, and then left me without a word.
- 1899, William George Aston, A History of Japanese Literature, page 272:
- The wedding company, fatigued with their enjoyment of the previous night, slept soundly late into the next morning.
- 1911, L. D. Biagi, The Centaurians, Ch. I:
- My gold carried little weight with him, he was sincerely fond of me and consequently rated me soundly for all indiscretions, declaring I would regret wasting the best years of my life and deadening my vast talents […]
in a thorough manner
- “soundly” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.