Definitions

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  • adv. In a thorough manner, firmly, completely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a sound manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sound manner, in any sense of the word sound.

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

  • adv. deeply or completely
  • adv. completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')

Etymologies

sound +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To keep the economies of Canada and the United States expanding steadily and soundly is also going to require sound and confident forward planning by private business.

    A Center of Confidence

  • And if a writer wants to really persuade his or her readers of something, focusing on one central idea and arguing it soundly is more likely to stick in their readers’ heads than a list of 25 reasons why such and such.

    Why Single-Idea Blog Posts Often Work Better Than List Posts | Write to Done

  • To sleep soundly, which is a blessing, is to repair and renew the body.

    Higher Lessons in English A work on english grammar and composition

  • Well, 40 million Americans and 10 million foreigners - a collective 1.5 million more in 2011 than in 2010 - have proven the notion soundly wrong.

    NYDN Rss

  • Nagourney says that Clinton's other challenges are to defeat Obama "soundly" in Pennsylvania and lead in the total popular vote after the June primaries.

    Obama's Path To The Nomination

  • He promised to send her something to prevent the wine making her sleep too soundly, meaning a composing draught to enable her to sleep, as he saw very little chance of her doing so without.

    Isabel Leicester A Romance by Maude Alma

  • _Tyrant_, &c., with which Prospero hunts his enemies "soundly," in the

    Notes and Queries, Number 19, March 9, 1850

  • Then they had the "Old Woman in the Shoe," and Flaxie was a fierce and cruel mother, whipping her children so "soundly" that you could hear them scream half a mile off.

    The Twin Cousins

  • Her father's emphasis on 'soundly' declared an approval of the deed, and she was chilled by a sickening abhorrence and dread of the cruel brute in men, such as, awakened by she knew not what, had haunted her for a year of her girlhood.

    Beauchamp's Career — Complete

  • The trick is to find someone to "soundly" manage a bank.

    The Guardian World News

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