American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. To a double degree; twice: doubly protected; made doubly certain.
- adv. In a twofold manner.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a double or twofold manner; in twice the quantity or to twice the degree: as, to be doubly sensible of an obligation.
- Deceitfully; with duplicity.
- adv. In a double manner; twice the severity or degree.
- adv. in two ways
- adv. obsolete with duplicity
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In twice the quantity; to twice the degree
- adv. Deceitfully.
- adv. to double the degree
- adv. in a twofold manner
- First known usage in the 15th century. (Wiktionary)
“To render the title doubly secure, Dauversière and Olier obtained deeds to the island from Lauson and from the Hundred”
“Hyprocrisy is a sin – doubly so when it organizes - X”
“By observing radiation even in doubly distilled water, he eliminated the possibility of minute impurities fluorescing in the liquids.”
“Owing to the strong double refraction and the consequent wide separation of the two polarized rays of light traversing the crystal, an object viewed through a cleavage rhombohedron of Iceland-spar is seen double, hence the name doubly-refracting spar.”
“But his lost country lived again doubly dear in his memory, and regret gave him more pity for men.”
“I lately heard of a German named Knochea name doubly difficult to Americans, what with the kn and the chwho changed it boldly to Knox to avoid being called Nokky.”
“This impediment no longer stood in the way; early in his term, therefore, President Lincoln signed the bill authorizing the construction of the Union Pacific -- a name doubly significant, as marking the union of the East and the West and also recognizing the sentiment of loyalty or union that this great enterprise was intended to promote.”
“I think she has a masculine air, and is a little forbidding at first: but when I saw her behaviour to two agreeable gentlewomen, her husband's nieces, whom, for that reason, she calls doubly hers, and heard their praises of her, I could imputer her very bulk to good humour; since we seldom see your sour peevish people plump.”
“If he'd just said "bands like Brand New and Fall Out Boy", you wouldn't even think of recommending Rites of Spring, so why do so just because he's used the word "emo", in inverted commas, and followed by the caveat "I've taken a slightly deconstructionalist view and decided that since all signifying words are subjective, and the two words of the thread title doubly so, it was was safer to use quotation marks"?”
“And that title doubly applies to my collection of clothing.”
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