Strangely
Strangely Strange"ly, adv. 1. As something foreign, or not one's own; in a manner adapted to something foreign and strange. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. In the manner of one who does not know another; distantly; reservedly; coldly. [1913 Webster]

You all look strangely on me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I do in justice charge thee . . . That thou commend it strangely to some place Where chance may nurse or end it. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. In a strange manner; in a manner or degree to excite surprise or wonder; wonderfully. [1913 Webster]

How strangely active are the arts of peace! --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

It would strangely delight you to see with what spirit he converses. --Law. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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