from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. To a conspicuous degree; notably.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a signal manner; conspicuously

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a signal manner; eminently.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a signal manner; conspicuously; eminently; memorably: as, their plot failed signally.

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

  • adv. as a signal
  • adv. in a signal manner


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  • It was threatened to be withdrawn on their disobedience or apostasy; and most signally is the execution of that threatening seen in the present sterility of Palestine.

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  • Formerly, it was a common thing for most of the leading _party_-papers, especially in the large cities, to speak of the abolitionists in terms signally disrespectful and offensive.

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  • But Hawke, whose name signally represents the bold, swift, sure character of the man, understood the design, took the risk, avoided the danger, and clutched the prey.


  • However, I don't think simply "signally" interest is a crime.

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  • The courts would surely have thrown out this order, realising the chilling effect it would have had on journalistic inquiry, which in the phone-hacking affair proved the only protection available when both police and politicians so signally failed.

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  • On the other hand it would bring more residential into the area and despite the design they might demand better urbanism (like another signally crosswalk at Denny and Minor for direct access to Cascade Park, or even eventually an I-5 lid).

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  • We have a common ancestor that evolved intercellular signalling (for e.g. colonialism, mating), a function which was expanded in certain lineages, (esp. metazoans that used those signally functions to coordinate across specialized tissues).

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  • If the plays that made his name are not pure propaganda, they certainly exhorted audiences to have the courage of the convictions he himself would signally betray.

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  • Modernization, while being the hardest of the three to define, is still clearly an expression of the need for Russia to reduce its dependency on natural resources, and move to an economy based more on knowledge and skills—something the country signally failed to do under Mr. Putin's management.

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  • Unlike, say, a bag of pot, a computer is something you generally expect to have and use for a while, and which may well require some kind of extended relationship with the manufacturer, which makes black market production signally unattractive.

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