Definitions

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  • adv. With difficulty; hardly; stoutly; firmly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With difficulty; hardly; stoutly; firmly.

Etymologies

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From Middle English torely, torly, equivalent to tore +‎ -ly. More at tore.

Examples

  • In other words, people sends this Party X to form the government, but they do not think thatthe national institutions are strong enough torely on Party X to holdthe nextnational election.

    The fate of the caretaker government - going forward.

  • The agency also has begun torely more on questioning neighbors or other third parties when a person couldn't be immediately reached at home, which reduced the cost of follow-up visits.

    Las Vegas News - LasVegasNOW.com

  • "I wanted to tell customers directly through the media that they are the first priority," he said after apologizing but defending his decision torely on deputies thus far to speak on Toyota's behalf.

    NWAOnline.com stories

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  • (Obsolete) Stoutly, sturdily.

    August 18, 2008