Definitions

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  • adv. In a holy way; with sanctity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Piously; with sanctity; in a holy manner.
  • adv. Sacredly; inviolably.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a holy or devout manner; piously; with sanctity.
  • Sacredly; inviolably; sinlessly; purely.
  • By holy or righteous means.

Etymologies

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From holy +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • It is to be done as an artist paints a picture, or writes a poem, with love, holily, a true sacrament of beauty.

    CHAPTER II

  • Nor did Mayákin understand as he labored holily with his wayward godson.

    Fomá Gordyéeff

  • Conceivably, if I were more devout and spent time to wholly and holily understand the religious significance of Hanukkah -- beyond the magical tale of the oil's under-estimated longevity -- I would have more respect for the eight crazy nights.

    Danny Licht: Jews for Christmas, or How to Make the Holidays Less Blue

  • Sustained by the truth received from her divine Founder, the Church has ever sought to fulfill holily the mission entrusted to her by God; unconquered by the difficulties on all sides surrounding her, she has never ceased to assert her liberty of teaching, and in this way the wretched superstition of paganism being dispelled, the wide world was renewed unto Christian wisdom.

    Libertas Praestantissimum

  • And we are now making the transition into what Catholics call the Liturgy of the Word, which is portion of the mass which is readings from scripture that will culminate with the reading from the Gospel, the life of the Christ, and then the Holy Father's holily that is his sermon.

    CNN Transcript Apr 20, 2008

  • Do you not know that up to this moment I will not concede to any man to have lived a better life than I have; since what can exceed the pleasure, which has been mine, of knowing10 that my whole life has been spent holily and justly?

    The Apology of Socrates

  • Gospels were given us only to teach us to live holily, and not to criticise learnedly.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Let our children share in the instruction which is in Christ, let them learn the strength of humility before God, the power of pure love before God, how beautiful and great is his fear and how it gives salvation to all who live holily in it with a pure mind.

    Let us not be fugitives from the will of God

  • Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Yea, and in doing this, they think themselues to die most holily and securely, in the seruice of their god.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

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