Definitions

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  • adv. In a doughty manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a doughty manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a doughty manner; with doughtiness.

Etymologies

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doughty +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Alas, she said, that ever a kitchen page should have that fortune to destroy such two doughty knights: thou weenest thou hast done doughtily, that is not so; for the first knight his horse stumbled, and there he was drowned in the water, and never it was by thy force, nor by thy might.

    Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1

  • The great interpreter of operatic insanity was herself doughtily sane – or so she pretended.

    Dame Joan Sutherland: an appreciation

  • The WSJ also has a generally admiring piece Thursday about how the SEC's Mary Schapiro is doughtily battling for not only the SEC to survive, but to get a place at the high table (this is the bookend to a New York Times piece last week making an argument for the Commodities Future Trading Commission).

    Robert Teitelman: Paying The Price Of Fragmented Regulation

  • “Now God forbid,” quoth Hagen, “that two knights give themselves up to thee, that still do stand opposed to thee so doughtily and walk so unfettered before their foes.”

    The Nibelungenlied

  • “Great Train Robbery Film Tonight” made his heart thump like stair-climbing — and he dashed at the ticket-booth with a nickel doughtily extended.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • We replied doughtily, that he was under our sandals: as they continued to speak in a high tone, a pistol was discharged over their heads, after which they cringed like dogs.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • We waited for some twenty minutes for a lull; at the auspicious moment every throat was strained by a screaming shout, and the black backs bent doughtily to their work.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Then the earle beganne to repent him of his heady rashnes, but it was too late, who then seeing William the English knight doughtily fighting in the chiefe brunt of the enemies, cried vnto him most cowardly to flie, seeing God (saith he) doth fight against vs: To whom the Knight answering againe, God forbid (sayth he) that my fathers sonne should runne away from the face of a Saracene.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Cadfael kneeled in the turf, only mildly complaining of the creaks in his joints, and manned the cords doughtily.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • He eyed Yves in silence from head to foot, while Yves stared as doughtily back at him, and kept his mouth shut rather out of discretion than fright.

    The Virgin In The Ice

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