Definitions

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  • adv. In a jealous manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a jealous manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With jealousy or suspicion; with suspicious fear, vigilance, or caution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with jealousy
  • adv. with jealousy; in an envious manner

Etymologies

jealous +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • London houses Europe's financial capital, a title jealously guarded by the U.K. but a cause of friction with the rest of Europe.

    U.K. Veto of EU Treaty Overhaul Could Leave It Isolated

  • C ... is a title jealously preserved by Britain's spies, who delight in pointing out that he also has the privilege of signing his letters in green ink.

    The Guardian World News

  • "Fascinated!" retorted Kato, fixing on the word jealously, and refusing to be pacified by the bribery of the smile.

    Angel With No Hands

  • Miss Silver made some suggestion about "lessons," which Edwin jealously negatived immediately, and proposed that she and Maud should take a drive somewhere.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • It can also be about jealously, which is the negative side of love, and how it can seize hold of the mind and soul.

    Mechanical Flight

  • Brown recalled jealously guarding her print scoops when she was editing Vanity Fair, only to see news organizations match the story while the magazine was winding its way through the streets via snail mail to its readers. “Now it†™ s all put online and I ask myself: What is the point of buying it? †Some Hearst editors use online as a way to drive newsstand sales, said Black: “Editors have to live within two worlds. â€

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  • '70s nonmonogamy, the essay concluded, "This was not an individual matter, but part of a collective understanding forged through overlapping political, friendship and sexual networks, which enabled us to discuss and challenge emotional responses such as jealously and insecurity."

    The Michigan Daily

  • According to the historian Peter Thompson, even highly skilled artisans, the managers of early American manufacturing, “jealously defended heavy drinking as a right and a privilege.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • His jealously of the free will he possessed, never knowing how free he really was.

    Michael & The Reaper

  • The walls were high, certainly, but not unusually so for north-western Pakistan, where privacy is jealously guarded.

    Osama bin Laden's last hours come into focus as White House revises its story

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