Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a loyal manner; faithfully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a loyal manner; faithfully.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a loyal manner, faithfully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with loyalty; in a loyal manner

Etymologies

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loyal +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Dibdin loyally reproduces, copied from the original document in the

    "Wedded to Books': Bibliomania and the Romantic Essayists

  • Tyrant as he was, he could be just when his temper was not roused, and he kept his word loyally in this case.

    The Story of Ireland

  • Chad, however, loyally stuck to it -- loyally, that is, to Strether.

    The Ambassadors

  • To Gaston there was a kind of fascination, an actually aesthetic beauty, in the spectacle of that keen-edged intelligence, dividing evidence so finely, like some exquisite steel instrument with impeccable sufficiency, always leaving the last word loyally to the central intellectual faculty, in an entire disinterestedness.

    Gaston de Latour; an unfinished romance

  • I quoted this passage (which Mr. Morris apparently skipped) and went on to make the obvious point that at the end Mishima did not serve words "loyally"; he betrayed them for the ultimate romantic pose, suicide.

    Mishima

  • Why do we not give all three of the l's in the word "loyally" a figure value?

    Assimilative Memory or, How to Attend and Never Forget

  • It had "loyally" warned the two Dutch republics of the disposition in Europe, and left them in no doubt as to the attitude Germany would adopt if war should come.

    William of Germany

  • And Favre is loyal, despite naysayers in Green Bay who claim they were "loyally" screwed.

    Sports Central | Articles and Columns

  • In its statement, the Vatican said the journalistic investigation had treated complicated subjects in a "partial and banal way" and could take steps to defend the "honor of morally upright people" who loyally serve the Church.

    Corruption Scandal Rocks Vatican

  • In its statement, the Vatican said the journalistic investigation had treated complicated subjects in a "partial and banal way" and could take steps to defend the "honor of morally upright people" who loyally serve the Church.

    Corruption Scandal Rocks Vatican

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