Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a profane manner; with irreverence to sacred things or names; impiously; with abuse or contempt for anything venerable: as, to speak profanely of God or sacred things.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a profane manner.
- adv. with curses
- adv. in an irreverent or profane manner
- profane + -ly (Wiktionary)
“You must remember, not to use the word profanely, that we are dealing really with a peculiar people.”
“And now he had been paid back in his own coin, and lay grovelling in the mud, and calling profanely on the Lord, whose mercy such men always cry for in their trouble, if they never ask it for their sins.”
“And now he had been paid back in his own coin, and lay grovelling in the mud, and calling profanely on the Lord, Whose mercy such men always cry for in their trouble, if they never ask it for their sins.”
“It would madden any _man_ to hear his mother's name profanely used; it made John”
“Jews, that were exorcists, who made use of Christ's name profanely and wickedly in their diabolical enchantments, but were made to pay dearly for their presumption.”
“When he filled a pan with dirt, he ran down the hill to wash it; nor could he forbear running up the hill again, panting and stumbling profanely, to refill the pan.”
“In the segment, Mr. Cai tells CCTV that a slew of harassing phone calls and text messages led him to discover postings about him on Tieba, an online forum operated by Baidu, where people opposed to his views on public holidays were ridiculing him, sometimes profanely.”
“Ryan ended up on the NFL's naughty list last month, getting fined $75,000 for profanely telling a fan--who said Bill Belichick was a better coach--to shut up.”
“Ryan profanely told the fan to shut up, and the run-in was posted on YouTube.”
“I won't deny that I have moments when I loathe this natural but profanely lengthy threshold; however, my practice and suggestion for you is to reframe "in the throes of perimenopause" with something more uplifting, such as "on the threshold of my renewed and empowered life.”
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