Definitions

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  • adv. fitly; suitably; properly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Fitly; suitably; properly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Meet; becoming; appropriate; proportionable.
  • In a meet or fit manner; fitly; suitably; properly.
  • Measurably; tolerably.

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Examples

  • Come thou, that may aid her more meetly than I — bring water — essences — whatever thy old skill can devise.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • So she found that he spoke but the sooth, and she paid heed to his words, and arose, and greeted him meetly, and he abode there three nights, and they lay in one bed together; but he took the sword Gram and laid it betwixt them: then she asked him why he laid it there; and he answered, that in that wise must he needs wed his wife or else get his bane.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Because he whom so meetly thou barest, alleluia, hath risen, as he promised, alleluia:

    Be joyful

  • I think 200 million USDs be meetly, i love Meebo reply

    Meebo Can’t Get Their Price, Goes For Fundraising Instead Of Sale

  • Five stout yeomen keepers, with their attendants, called Bagged Robins, all meetly arrayed in Kendal green, with bugles and short hangers by their sides, and quarterstaffs in their hands, led the slow-hounds, or brackets, by which the deer were to be put up.

    Waverley

  • By means of the third, the senate held in check the proud and restive people, and meetly restrained the ardour of seditious tribunes, who, however, found more than one way of escaping this hindrance.

    The Social Contract

  • I account the Mirrour of Magistrates {152}, meetly furnished of bewtiful partes.

    Defence of Poesie

  • When he meetly arrayed his host, he alighted among the people where it pleased him best, where he knew his body-guard to be most loyal.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • Ortwin the bold went by dame Uta's side, and, paired meetly and in sweet fellowship, knights and maidens rode together.

    The Fall of the Niebelungs

  • Mirrour of Magistrates _meetly furnished of beautiful parts_.

    The Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687)

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