American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. In a proper manner: a duly appointed official.
- adv. At the expected time.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a due manner; when or as due; agreeably to obligation or propriety; exactly; fitly; properly.
- n. Same as dulia.
- adv. In a due, fit, or becoming manner; as it ought to be; properly.
- adv. Regularly; at the proper time.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a due, fit, or becoming manner; as it (anything) ought to be; properly; regularly.
- adv. at the proper time
- Middle English duweliche ("rightly, properly"), from dewe ("due") + -liche ("-ly") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English duely, from due, due; see due. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I know my Champs-Elysées: I have lived in the area half my life; and was in fact born about 100 metres off what the Paris Tourism office likes to call "the most beautiful avenue in the world", a tag duly picked up by the M&S advance publicity.”
“Here the note-book was produced from under his pillow, and the English word duly written down.”
“When Bombastês sees himself flouted, he goes mad, and hangs his boots on a tree, with this label duly displayed:”
“If a label duly recorded as aforesaid is assigned by an instrument in writing under seal, such assignment may be recorded.”
“Mrs. Sartoris bowed assent; the introduction made, his name duly inscribed on the lady's tablets, and Captain Conyers exclaimed,”
“Emeline had chosen for a girl, and Julia was the name duly given her by the radiant and ecstatic George in the very first hour of her life.”
“Although, therefore, the learned divine's monument, with his name duly inscribed, is to be seen at the east end of the churchyard at Aberfoyle, yet those acquainted with his real history do not believe that he enjoys the natural repose of the tomb.”
“This would account for the extremely partial and irregular occurrence of such notes of authorship; as well as explain why a name duly prefixed in one copy is often missing in another .”
“For not so dear to the spent age of the grandsire is the late born grandchild an only daughter rears, who, long-wished-for, at length inherits the ancestral wealth, his name duly set down in the attested tablets; and casting afar the impious hopes of the baffled next-of-kin, scares away the vulture from the whitened head; nor so much does any dove-mate rejoice in her snow-white consort (though, 'tis averred, more shameless than most in continually plucking kisses with nibbling beak) as thou dost, though woman is especially inconstant.”
“• j-1 ie entered. thorcot, lu rcspcct to any legislation coming within the terms of section one of this act, unless his name duly appears upon the docket of legislative counsel as employed in respect to such matter as above provided.”
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