from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In an excellent manner; admirably.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a capital manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a way involving the forfeiture of the head or life.
- adv. In a capital manner; excellently.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By the loss of one's head or life.
- In a capital manner; in a preëminent degree; excellently; finely: as, she sang capitally.
See the girl, he supposed, and hear what she proposed to do; she wrote that she had arranged "capitally," but she did not say what.
This bait took "capitally," as Van used to say, and not only were two hundred shanties built, but the praise of the "ginerous contractors" was in every mouth; and "Hurrah for Lofin, Van Stingey, & Co.," became a regular toast among the men, as they went to spend a shilling in the company's grocery store.
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The Massachusetts Bay Court pass an Act in 1644, of persecution of the Baptists; another Act authorising discussion, &c., in favour of the Parliament, but pronouncing as a "high offence," to be proceeded against "capitally," anything done or said in behalf of the King 87
Or the capitally timed deluxe box set Gimme Some Truth, featuring all of Lennon's remastered solo albums, a sonic recombination overseen by his life, art and business partner Yoko Ono.
And while the Peruvian Pizza Hut slices I enjoyed (capitally,) that dining experience was enhanced by the fact that it was the first meal I ate that week that didn't have traces of Giardia microbes in it.
"Many rigs will be capitally challenged in the new regulatory environment and many rigs will never be able to return to the Gulf of Mexico," Louis Raspino, chief executive of drilling contractor
Sometimes what I speak about the death penalty, I get asked what is the factor that determines the fate of a capitally charged accused person.
Having slaked what the lady novelists would call my base passion, I staggered up and collapsed on the bed, most capitally exhausted, leaving her prone and gasping on the carpet with her little bottom a-quiver, very fetching, and her hat and veil still in place.
Over 330 years ago, Fortescue wrote: "one would much rather that twenty guilty persons should escape the punishment of death, than that one innocent person should be condemned and suffer capitally".
Just before Jesus was capitally punished by the Roman Empire, he gave his followers an unequivocal lesson about violence that we can ill afford to ignore today.