from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Strongly, with great force.
- adv. In a blustering or boastful manner; haughtily.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a tumid, swelling, blustering manner; haughtily; violently.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a tumid, swelling, blustering manner; haughtily; arrogantly.
And so we come to the apology, complete with a self-aggrandizing reference to how "bigly" Limbaugh personally finds his action and also the ever important caveat that it only stands "if" in fact he is wrong.
Guess there was no time to check out those other sources before you opened your "bigly" mouth and put your pompous right foot in it.
At the court of King Arthur there came a young man and bigly made, and he was richly beseen: and he desired to be made knight of the king, but his over-garment sat over-thwartly, howbeit it was rich cloth of gold.
Then Sir Tristram came in, and began so roughly and so bigly that there was none might withstand him, and thus Sir Tristram dured long.
Pat, Pat Prydges ... he sae he pay mae voman, one-huntred; mae, two huntred; mae chil'en ... "he smiled again, bigly and blandly," mabbee, five, ten.
The "Sonata Tragica" (op. 45) begins in G minor, with a bigly passionate, slow introduction (metronomed in the composer's copy, [quarter-note]-50).
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And when this was done, the king let clothe him in the richest manner that could be thought; and then were there but few better made knights in all the court, for he was passingly well made and bigly; and Arthur asked Sir Urre how he felt himself.
And when Sir Palomides was come to the city they made passing great joy of him, and then they beheld him, and saw that he was well made, cleanly and bigly, and unmaimed of his limbs, and neither too young nor too old.
The man was bigly made and he beat at the sack with a broken-off hoe handle, laying into it so that the dust flew.
He was bigly made and his legs and arms were round, bolster fashion -- huge thighs and small ankles, thick arms and slender wrists.