Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Badly; ill: "Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival” ( Thomas Jefferson).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Badly; poorly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an ill or evil manner; not well; unsatisfactorily; ill.

Etymologies

ill +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • European companies and institutions have long offered competitions and prizes which support developing artists and this year at the New York City Wine & Food Festival, the five international finalists in illy issimo's AuthentiCity photography competition, in partnership with the School of Visual Arts, will have the opportunity to present their work in front of an American art-going audience.

    Fabio Periera: illy issimo Perks Up the Arts

  • For 20 years, Italian coffee company illy has been honoring the sipping ritual with its limited-edition, artist-embellished porcelain cups.

    Shot From the Hip

  • This week, London- based Anish Kapoor will unveil his platinum-interiored addition to the series, which includes now-sold-out pieces by Jeff Koons and Louise Bourgeois, among others. $90 for two cups, illy.com

    Shot From the Hip

  • "Illy issimo drinkers are passionate about new cultural and lifestyle experiences," says Illaria Presotto, Marketing Manager at ILKO, illy issimo's parent company.

    Fabio Periera: illy issimo Perks Up the Arts

  • The work of the five finalists in the AuthentiCity photography contest is on display at the illy issimo Authenticity Lounge from Monday, October 4 through Sunday, October 10, 2010, at 632 Hudson Street.

    Fabio Periera: illy issimo Perks Up the Arts

  • "It's always great when educational and corporate entities can come together to build new audiences for art," said Charles Traub, chair of the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts. "[We are] well-known for introducing great talent to the world, and our imaginative partnerships with the likes of illy issimo and other community innovators play a vital role in that process."

    Fabio Periera: illy issimo Perks Up the Arts

  • Carnations showed up regularly in works of art and literature in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries; the fr illy boutonniere-favorite was considered important enough to warrant a mention by Shakespeare ( "Love's Labour's Lost") and a depiction by da Vinci ( "Madonna With the Carnation," 1475, currently hanging in a German museum).

    What in Carnation?

  • Courbertin, who had followed the dates, made a quick calculation, and could but illy conceal his surprise.

    CHAPTER 28

  • As a part of the unit, Honest Tea will begin selling several of its brands, such as illy issimo, to the natural marketplace.

    Coke buys Bethesda's Honest Tea

  • Poorly planted, by politics, illy attended, by politics, decimated and many times repeatedly decimated by the hostile forces of their environment, a straggling corporal's guard of survivors, they thrust their branches, twisted and distorted, as if writhing in agony, into the air.

    CHAPTER XXI

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  • Hand-sucking bears are everywhere today.

    November 2, 2008

  • “Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival�? (Thomas Jefferson).

    November 2, 2008

  • A usage note... re: slavery:
    "...the nature of the agriculture of the Northern States of the Union was illy suited to this species of labor..."
    Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, "Effects of Abolition in the United States," 1858

    Now that I think about it, I sure hope this wasn't a transcription mistake by the intern... ;)

    March 8, 2008