Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In due season; at an opportune or fitting time.
  • adv. Varying with the season.
  • adv. In a manner appropriate to the season.
  • adv. Within the appropriate time period during which an action will be legally effective, as prescribed in legislation, a contract, or otherwise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In due time or season; in time convenient; sufficiently early: as, to sow or plant seasonably.

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

  • adv. at an opportune time
  • adv. in accordance with the season

Etymologies

From seasonable +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Many men may be far more ready to hear the gospel than we imagine; and a word seasonably and kindly spoken may be the means of saving them, Pr 25: 11; Ec 11: 6.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • Ananias, and just such a man as thou art, coming in seasonably for his relief, and putting his hand on him that he might receive his sight.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • But an expression seasonably uttered determined the matter whilst still undecided; for when a meeting of the senate, a little after this, was being held in the Curia Hostilia regarding these questions, and some troops returning from relieving guard passed through the forum in their march, a centurion in the comitium cried out, "Standard-bearer, fix your standard! it is best for us to remain here."

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • The only thing that can recommend Trifles, or make them tolerable is, that they give off seasonably, that is suddenly; for that Author goes very much too far, who leaves his Reader tired behind him.

    The Third Part of the Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley Being his Six Books of Plants

  • Kevin Youkilis will continue to move from first base to third if it'll make the team stats] a better team, but he is getting to the point in his career - he turned 31 in March - where he believes the moves should be made "seasonably," rather than from game to game.

    MLB - BostonHerald.com

  • Tomorrow (Sunday): It's another day of sunshine and seasonably moderate temperatures.

    Forecast: Four straight days of sunshine

  • Tomorrow Night: Clear skies and seasonably cold air.

    Forecast: A February week akin to March

  • The whole region was the same till about the 14th when the weather broke and it got more seasonably cool and rainy.

    Recent trip to Alaska

  • Super Bowl Sunday, which forecasters said would be dry and seasonably warm -- in the upper 50s -- now looks to bring a mix of snow and rain to the big game with temperatures in the 30s.

    Super Bowl XLV: Ice injures workers; weather messes with Texas

  • The waters of the Chesapeake Bay were a seasonably chilly 33 degrees, and the beach was blanketed in snow and ice, but that didn't stop more than 12,000 men, women and children from taking a dunk, making it the largest such event in the world, according to the organizers.

    No chilling effect on donations at the Polar Bear Plunge

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