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- adv. Highly; largely; nobly; earnestly.
- adv. Slowly; tediously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Highly; largely; nobly; earnestly.
- Slowly; tediously.
From Middle English drely, dreȝly, dreghly, dryȝly, equivalent to dree + -ly. Cognate with Scots dreichlie ("steadily, copiously"). (Wiktionary)
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