from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. With care in choosing; with attention to preference.
  • adv. In a preferable or excellent manner; eminently.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With care in choosing; with nice regard to preference.
  • adv. In a preferable or excellent manner; excellently; eminently.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With care in choosing; with nice regard to preference; with judicious choice.
  • In an eminent degree.
  • With great care; carefully: as, a thing choicely preserved.


choice +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • Giles Fraser is sitting in the study of the 17th-century house he is about to lose – in choicely named Amen Corner, a stone's throw from St Paul's Cathedral.

    Giles Fraser: 'Economic justice is the number one moral issue in the Bible'

  • With apologies, I don't see how a "P.S." in a fund-raising email to supporters counts as a "blast," no matter how choicely worded.

    Edwards Campaign Blasts New York Times Over Poverty Story

  • Also a few scenes had choicely contrasting "fun party music" playing as a sonic theme during macabre violence, a swift witted juxtaposition!

    TIFF Review: Jennifer’s Body | /Film

  • Then she went on and my brother followed her, an hungering after what she described to him till they entered a fine large house, handsome and choicely furnished, full of eunuchs and servants and showing signs of prosperity from top to bottom.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Rest from rejection and estrangement-stress, And Joy thy wish and will shall choicely bless.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The solitary rider went glancing on among the trees, from sunlight into shade and back again, at the same even pace — looking about him, certainly, from time to time, but with no greater thought of the day or the scene through which he moved, than that he was fortunate (being choicely dressed) to have such favourable weather.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • Again, it is she who presides over the fabric of choicely-woven cells within.


  • Verses, they be choicely good, and doubtless made by a lover of

    The Compleat Angler

  • They were old fashioned Poetry, but choicely good, I think much better then that now in fashion in this Critical age.

    The Compleat Angler

  • Well sung Coridon, this Song was sung with mettle, and it was choicely fitted to the occasion; I shall love you for it as long as I know you: I would you were a brother of the Angle, for a companion that is cheerful and free from swearing and scurrilous discourse, is worth gold.

    The Compleat Angler


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