Lovelily Love"li*ly, adv. [From {Lovely}.] In manner to excite love; amiably. [R.] --Otway. [1913 Webster]

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  • lovelily — despite a long history (first recorded c.1300) and use by great writers • (So lovelily the morning shone Byron, 1813) now seems too awkward for everyday use, and is best replaced by the type ‘in a lovely manner’. See lily …   Modern English usage

  • lovelily — (adv.) early 14c., from LOVELY (Cf. lovely) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lovelily — adverb see lovely I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lovelily — adverb In a lovely way …   Wiktionary

  • lovelily — love·li·ly …   English syllables

  • lovelily — lə̇lē adverb Etymology: Middle English lovelyly, from lovely (I) + ly : in a lovely manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • lovely — lovelily, adv. loveliness, n. /luv lee/, adj., lovelier, loveliest, n., pl. lovelies, adv. adj. 1. charmingly or exquisitely beautiful: a lovely flower. 2. having a beauty that appeals to the heart or mind as well as to the eye, as a person or a… …   Universalium

  • lovely — I. adjective (lovelier; est) Date: before 12th century 1. obsolete lovable 2. delightful for beauty, harmony, or grace ; attractive 3. grand, swell < what a lovely morning > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Duchess of Richmond's ball — Before Waterloo (1868), by Henry O Neil, depicting officers departing from the Duchess of Richmond s ball The Duchess of Richmond s ball was held in Brussels on 15 June 1815, the night before the Battle of Quatre Bras. The Duchess s husband… …   Wikipedia

  • lovely — adjective (lovelier, loveliest) exquisitely beautiful. ↘very pleasant: we ve had a lovely day. noun (plural lovelies) informal a beautiful woman or girl. Derivatives lovelily adverb loveliness noun Origin OE lu …   English new terms dictionary

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