from The Century Dictionary.

  • Passionately; zealously; affectionately.


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  • And so soone as the light of the daye began to appeare, she went to the chamber of the Lady Isabell, whom she thanked affectuously, aswell for her good companye, as for the great courtesie and humanitie, that she had receiued in her house.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Permit, one time, that I embrace you very affectuously, and shake your hand.

    Deer Godchild

  • And thenne ye maye serue God deuowtly in sayenge affectuously youre custumable prayer.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 4

  • And when she had accomplished her prayer the young man left his heat, and came again to himself, and by the grace that was given to him he entered into the order of the friars minor, and when he had taken the habit of religion she prayed for him so affectuously that by her fervent prayers she made him that so burned to be cold, and left his dissolute life and took upon him a ghostly and spiritual life.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • He therefore commendeth and most affectuously thanketh your faithful diligence and high wisdom in advertising him of the reasons which have moved you to change your opinion. "[

    Henry VIII.


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