Definitions

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  • adv. Of necessity; for some pressing reason.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Of necessity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of necessity; for some pressing reason.

Etymologies

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From needs +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • If these hott Frenchemen needsly will haue sporte, they should in kindnesse yet deffraye the charge.

    Sir Thomas More

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