Definitions

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  • adv. In a favoured or favourable manner; favourably.

Etymologies

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favoured +‎ -ly

Examples

  • And this was the rare morsel so officiously snatched up, and so ill-favouredly imitated by our inquisiturient bishops, and the attendant minorites their chaplains.

    Areopagitica

  • Then all we knew the voice of Birdalone, and Arthur leapt up, and would have been overboard in a trice had not we two held him, and he fought and cursed us well-favouredly, there is no nay thereto; and meanwhile the wailing voice of thee, my sister, died out in the distance, and the east grew grey, and dawn was come.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Thereat the little lad looked downcast and well-nigh tearful, but the maid stamped her foot, and roared well-favouredly.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Therewith must the little ones also kiss her hand and be courteous; and Birdalone suffered it, laughing, and then caught them up in her arms, and clipped and kissed them well-favouredly; wherewith belike they were not over-well pleased, though the boy endured it kindly.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • I pray you, mar no more of my verses with reading them ill-favouredly.

    As You Like It

  • While they were in that posture, in came a huge Sandal, with a pitchfork in his hand, who used to baste, rib-roast, swaddle, and swinge them well-favouredly, as they said, and in truth treated them after a fashion.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • But one angry fellow, more impacient then all the rest, he falls vpon the ballad singer, and beating him with his fists well favouredly, sayes, if he had not listned his singing, he had not lost his purse, and therefore would not be otherwise perswaded, but that they two and the cutpurses were compacted together.

    The Third and Last Part of Conny-Catching. (1592) With the new deuised knauish arte of Foole-taking

  • Cleopatra was in such a rage with him, that she flew upon him, and took him by the hair of the head, and boxed him well-favouredly.

    A Book of English Prose Part II, Arranged for Secondary and High Schools

  • ’Tis true; for those that she makes fair she scarce makes honest, and those that she makes honest she makes very ill-favouredly.

    Act I. Scene II. As You Like It

  • I pray you mar no more of my verses with reading them ill-favouredly.

    Act III. Scene II. As You Like It

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