soundly

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From sound +‎ -ly.

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soundly ‎(comparative more soundly, superlative most soundly)

  1. In a thorough manner; in manner free of defect or deficiency.
    He was soundly thrashed by the semi-professional boxer.
    • 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 []

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