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  • adv. Obsolete form of virtuously.

Etymologies

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vertuous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Mother in the Country; who, good People, were sorely griev'd; and sent to me, desiring I would abandon the way I was in, and resolve to live vertuously and modestly for the future, and their House should be open for my Reception, and their Arms for my Pardon: But, alas, these Offers were,

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • The Potestate offering violence to the Virgin, and she resisting him vertuously: it came to the understanding of her

    The Decameron

  • This beautiful Lady, beeing very modest and vertuously inclined, was highly affected by a Noble Baron of those parts, tearmed by the name of Signior Ansaldo Gradense; a man of very great spirit, bountifull, active in Armes, and yet very affable and courteous, which caused him to be the better respected.

    The Decameron

  • Gentlewoman; she being wise and vertuously advised, spake thus unto him.

    The Decameron

  • Moreover, I covet not that you should extend any clemency or kindnesse to me, but by my voluntary confession of the truth do intend (first of all) to defend mine honour, with reasons sound, good, and substantiall, and then vertuously pursue to full effect, the greatnesse of my minde and constant resolution.

    The Decameron

  • Knights courtesie, honouring the two daughters so royally, and conquering his owne affections so vertuously.

    The Decameron

  • Holy Father (as you know much better then any other) everie one that desireth to live well and vertuously, ought to shunne (so farre as in them lyeth) all occasions that may induce to the contrarie.

    The Decameron

  • Gentleman, Master Guillaume Boursier was vertuously disposed, and

    The Decameron

  • Gentlewoman of Gascoignie, and became vertuously altered from his vicious disposition.

    The Decameron

  • Where hearyng of the secrete societie, and holy congregation of Gods children there assembled, he ioyned himselfe vnto them, and afterwardes beyng elected their Minister and Preacher, did continue moste vertuously exercised in that Godly fellowship, teaching and confirmyng them in the truth and

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

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