famously
adverb Date: 1546 1. in a celebrated manner 2. in a superlative fashion 3. to an unusual degree ; very

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  • famously — [fā′məs lē] adv. 1. in a manner that is or that has become famous or notorious 2. in words that have become famous [as Patrick Henry famously said “Give me liberty, or give me death!”] 3. excellently; very well [they got along …   Universalium

  • famously — [fā′məs lē] adv. 1. in a manner that is or that has become famous or notorious 2. in words that have become famous [as Patrick Henry famously said “Give me liberty, or give me death!”] 3. excellently; very well [they got along famously] …   English World dictionary

  • Famously — Fa mous*ly, adv. In a famous manner; in a distinguished degree; greatly; splendidly. [1913 Webster] Then this land was famously enriched With politic grave counsel. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • famously — 1570s, from FAMOUS (Cf. famous) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • famously — [[t]fe͟ɪməsli[/t]] 1) ADV: usu ADV adj, also ADV with v You use famously to refer to a fact that is well known, usually because it is remarkable or extreme. Authors are famously ignorant about the realities of publishing... As Wren s epitaph… …   English dictionary

  • famously — fa|mous|ly [ feıməsli ] adverb in a way that is known about by a lot of people: The city s nightclubs are famously glamorous. the Titanic, which famously sank on its maiden voyage get along/on famously BRITISH OLD FASHIONED to have a very… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • famously — UK [ˈfeɪməslɪ] / US adverb in a way that is known about by a lot of people The city s clubs are famously glamorous. the Titanic, which famously sank on its maiden voyage • get along/on famously British old fashioned to have a very friendly… …   English dictionary

  • famously — fa|mous|ly [ˈfeıməsli] adv 1.) get on/along famously old fashioned to have a friendly relationship with someone 2.) in a way that is famous ▪ The trouble with common sense, as Voltaire famously observed, is that it is not very common …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • famously — fa•mous•ly [[t]ˈfeɪ məs li[/t]] adv. cvb very well; excellently; in a splendid manner: He s doing famously. They get on famously together[/ex] • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • famously — adv. Famously is used with these verbs: ↑declare, ↑observe, ↑remark …   Collocations dictionary

  • famously — adverb 1 get on/along famously old fashioned to have a friendly relationship with someone 2 formal in a way that is famous …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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