Definitions

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  • adv. In a secular fashion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a secular or worldly manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a secular or worldly manner.

Etymologies

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secular +‎ -ly

Examples

  • With the former statement I wholly agree; and in the latter go further than Lord Haldane and say that in my opinion, the American Revolution was the most important event in the world in its century, being the initiation of the change from the Old British Empire which it destroyed, to the New British Empire, our glory and our pride, which secularly is the greatest and most efficient power for good in the world.

    What Is A Canadian Citizen?

  • The second would be secularly-motivated and cause the harm.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Ninth Circuit Upholds “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance,

  • And it's the aura foregrounded here that, over time, restores something to art that, if not sacred then at least secularly significant as to how installations and not curatorial fictive zeitgeists impact its experience.

    James Scarborough: A Meta-Narrative for the "Sharjah Biennial 10: Plot For A Biennial," Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  • Without a written form of music "wretched singers and pupils of singers, even if they should sing every day for a hundred years, will never sing by themselves without a teacher one antiphon, not even a short one, wasting so much time in singing that they could have spent better learning thoroughly sacred and secularly writing."

    Guido the Innovator

  • The sad fact is I celebrate just about any holiday I can, but I do so secularly.

    Biblical vandalism! « Dating Jesus

  • We're fortunate in the sense that housing prices went down secularly in Israel from about 1995 to 2007.

    Interview Transcript: Stanley Fischer

  • They want no woman in their network of secularly oriented institutions to have access to coverage for birth control, and they are apoplectic about the very fair exemption that does exist, allowing them to refuse to provide this coverage to women working for a narrowly defined religious institution like a church.

    Angela Bonavoglia: Will Obama Abandon Women For Bishops?

  • The result could entrench the status quo, or tilt matters toward a more business and stock-friendly state of affairs, in keeping with the secularly rising pattern of international trade and commerce.

    Get On Board The Aviation Expansion

  • Now that Russia's back in the game, the Ukraine has already pried back, the Black Sea is once again their bathtub, Turkey is more Islamic than secularly NATO, and this administration is treating allies like the plague, the entire post-war landscape is up for grabs.

    Damn The Defense Cuts, Full Speed Ahead

  • Driven by Asia's secularly rising big two, China and India, capital goods exports throughout the developed world, especially Japan, Germany and the U.S., continue to expand.

    Analog Chips Drive The Industrial Boom

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