Morally
Morally Mor"al*ly, adv. 1. In a moral or ethical sense; according to the rules of morality. [1913 Webster]

By good, good morally so called, ``bonum honestum'' ought chiefly to be understood. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. According to moral rules; virtuously. ``To live morally.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. In moral qualities; in disposition and character; as, one who physically and morally endures hardships. [1913 Webster]

4. In a manner calculated to serve as the basis of action; according to the usual course of things and human judgment; according to reason and probability. [1913 Webster]

It is morally impossible for an hypocrite to keep himself long upon his guard. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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