Definitions

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  • adv. In a serious or literal manner.
  • adv. Used to attempt to introduce a serious point in a less serious conversation

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a serious manner; gravely; solemnly; in earnest; without levity: as, to think seriously of amending one's life.
  • In a grave or alarming degree or manner; so as to give ground for apprehension.
  • In a series; seriatim.

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

  • adv. in a serious manner
  • adv. to a severe or serious degree

Etymologies

serious +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I understand the value of rallying the troops, but enlisting Will Ferrell (whom I love!) and other celebrities at a time when so much of the country has been seriously, * seriously* lied to, to then in many ways reinforce those terrible frames ...

    MoveOn.org Hits a Health Care Nerve

  • If we want to take the term seriously, it might mean its fairer to defer to the elected branches of government.

    TRANSCRIPT: The Elena Kagan Hearings - Day 1

  • "When you become Miss USA, you have to take the title seriously and you have to make good decisions, and Tara obviously didn't," Krueger said.

    Naughty, Naughty

  • As a Gen Y'er myself, I find anyone who uses the term seriously to be completely abhorrent, ignorant, misinformed and unnecessarily offensive.

    newmatilda.com - Comments

  • "Anyone who takes the title seriously is missing the comedic aspect of the movie," says Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of Weinstein Co.

    Gawker

  • Taking her seriously is an insult to intelligent women everywhere.

    I'm 'saddened' by 'vicious attacks' on Palin, McCain says

  • Okay, this seriously is my last post on this topic.

    Hillary the Man and Barack the Woman?

  • It is those who use this term seriously who are "lumping all of Islam under one roof" so that to criticize one element in it (ruthless Islamist terrorism) is to criticize all the religion.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Appropriators take their title seriously and they all feel like they got to appropriate, which means there's a myriad of priorities.

    CNN Transcript Aug 9, 2007

  • FLATOW: Should Major League Baseball take this more - I'm just going to use the word seriously - in keeping good statistics about this?

    NPR Topics: News

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  • siriusly - in a bright manner

    April 26, 2008