Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a counterfeit way; falsely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. By forgery; falsely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By forgery; falsely; fictitiously; spuriously.

Etymologies

counterfeit +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You don't have to swallow your principles and step forward counterfeitly.

    CNN Transcript May 11, 2009

  • I will, sir, flatter my sworn brother the people, to earn a dearer estimation of them; ’tis a condition they account gentle: and since the wisdom of their choice is rather to have my hat than my heart, I will practise the insinuating nod, and be off to them most counterfeitly; that is, sir, I will counterfeit the bewitchment of some popular man, and give it bountifully to the desirers.

    Act II. Scene III. Coriolanus

  • Majesty defamed, the honour of Parliament depraved, the writings of both depravedly, anticipatively, counterfeitly imprinted; complaints may seem ridiculous in private persons; and men of my condition may be as incapable of affronts, as hopeless of their reparations.

    On The Art of Reading

  • And now, in the hope that there may be one or two men here who are really and not counterfeitly in earnest to clothe themselves with humility before God and man, let them take these two looms to themselves out of which whole webs of such garments will be delivered to them every day -- their past life, and their present heart.

    Bunyan Characters (2nd Series)

  • So I say, not titularly, not nominally, not so counterfeitly, but the self-same in nature with the Father (John 1: 1,2, 1 John 5: 7, Phil 2: 6).

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • I will, sir, flatter my sworn brother, the people, to earn a dearer estimation of them; 'tis a condition they account gentle: and since the wisdom of their choice is rather to have my hat than my heart, I will practise the insinuating nod and be off to them most counterfeitly; that is, sir, I will counterfeit the bewitchment of some popular man and give it bountiful to the desirers.

    Coriolanus

  • Had not almost every man suffered by the press, or were not the tyranny thereof become universal, I had not wanted reason for complaint: but in times wherein I have lived to behold the highest perversion of that excellent invention, the name of his Majesty defamed, the honour of Parliament depraved, the writings of both depravedly, anticipatively, counterfeitly, imprinted: complaints may seem ridiculous in private persons; and men of my condition may be as incapable of affronts, as hopeless of their reparations.

    Religio Medici

  • Listen, for example, to Sir Thomas Browne’s excuse for publishing Religio Medici (1643): Had not almost every man suffered by the press or were not the tyranny thereof become universal, I had not wanted reason for complaint: but in times wherein I have lived to behold the highest perversion of that excellent invention, the name of his Majesty defamed, the honour of Parliament depraved, the writings of both depravedly, anticipatively, counterfeitly imprinted; complaints may seem ridiculous in private persons; and men of my condition may be as incapable of affronts, as hopeless of their reparations.

    XI. Of Selection

  • Had not almost every man suffered by the Press, or were not the tyranny thereof become universal, I had not wanted reason for complaint: but in times wherein I have lived to behold the highest perversion of that excellent invention, the name of his Majesty defamed, the Honour of Parliament depraved, the Writings of both depravedly, anticipatively, counterfeitly imprinted; complaints may seem ridiculous in private persons; and men of my condition may be as incapable of affronts, as hopeless of their reparations.

    To the Reader

  • _off to them most counterfeitly_; that is, Sir, I will counterfeit the bewitchment of _some popular man, and give it bountifully to the desirers_.

    The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded

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