from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a forbidden or unlawful manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a forbidden or unlawful manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a forbidden or unlawful manner.


forbidden +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • For some reason the day suddenly seems forbiddenly long.

    Wide Awake at 7:00 am

  • Jinny always dances in the hall on the ugly, the encaustic tiles; she turns cartwheels in the playground; she picks some flower forbiddenly, and sticks it behind her ear so that Miss

    The Waves

  • "Callender House"; but the pain persisted and the dream passed into a horrible daytime darkness that brought a sense of vast changes near and far; a sense of many having gone from that house, and of many having most forbiddenly come to it; a sense of herself spending years and years, and passing from world to world, in quest of one Hilary, Hilary

    Kincaid's Battery

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