Properly
Properly Prop"er*ly, adv. [1913 Webster] 1. In a proper manner; suitably; fitly; strictly; rightly; as, a word properly applied; a dress properly adjusted. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Individually; after one's own manner. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Now, harkeneth, how I bare me properly. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • properly */*/*/ — UK [ˈprɒpə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈprɑpərlɪ] adverb 1) in a manner that is suitable for the purpose or situation You re not properly dressed for this weather. He was never properly trained, so you can t really blame him if he can t do the job. 2) in a way… …   English dictionary

  • properly — adv. 1 fittingly; suitably (do it properly). 2 accurately; correctly (properly speaking). 3 rightly (he very properly refused). 4 with decency; respectably (behave properly). 5 colloq. thoroughly (they were properly ashamed) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • properly*/*/ — [ˈprɒpəli] adv in a correct or suitable way You re not properly dressed for this weather.[/ex] If she doesn t behave properly, send her home.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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