Definitions

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  • adv. In a similar way; similarly.
  • adv. Seemingly, apparently.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In like manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a similar manner; similarly.

Etymologies

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From semblable +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • Though he has here given 'to airy nothing a local habitation and a name', yet that part which is only the fantastic creation of his mind, has the same palpable texture, and coheres 'semblably' with the rest.

    Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

  • Then do I likewise and semblably throw the dice for him, and forthwith livre him his chance.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • But Gregory passeth the manner of this vision because of shortness, but we find semblably in the lives of Fathers that. as a man entered in a temple of the idols, he saw the devil sitting and all his meiny about him.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • Item semblably it is read that that God did for her when in her college the pots were failed.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • And he was afeard, and called more men to him for to hear this voice, and began to dig again, and then they heard semblably that voice, and then they went more near and said: Who art thou?

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • It is much greater thing of the light than of the shadow; semblably of verity than it is of figure; and also much greater of the body of our creator and maker, than it is of the manna that came from heaven.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • The whole "coheres semblably together" in time, place, and circumstance.

    Lectures on the English Poets Delivered at the Surrey Institution

  • Then sayd Milo, the same is he and no other, who semblably hath declared many things here unto us, whereby hee got and obtained great substance and Treasure.

    The Golden Asse

  • For he was accustomed on every Saturday to wash with his own hands, in a secret place, the feet of some poor folk, and after dried them with a fair towel, and kissed much humbly and semblably their hands, distributing or dealing to every one of them a certain sum of silver, also to seven score poor men which daily came to his court, he administered meat and drink with his own hands, and were fed abundantly on the vigils solemn.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • 544 Is in this verse engraved semblably, semblably > similarly; _also: _ apparently, _hence: _ allegorically

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01

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