from The Century Dictionary.
- As to the basis or foundation; with regard to fundamentals or essentials; in principles; solidly; not superficially; carefully.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb obsolete Solidly; deeply; thoroughly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective rare, archaic
Thorough, complete; solid; deep; profound
- adverb rare, archaic To the very
ground, to the very bottom; thoroughly, completely; solidly; deeply; profoundly
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"No man," he wrote, "can more groundly consider the politic governance of your said realm, nor more assuredly look to the preservation thereof, than ye yourself."
Think you not that the world may groundly say, Some great iniquity lies hid in the skirts of your brethren; when in truth the transgression is yet your own?