from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as vilely.
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Agair and atgai she has thought that she has found happiness and was vildly and unduly elated thereby, and has had her hopes dashed to the ground.
_Vild_ and _vildly_ are blunders in old spelling, only to be retained when, as now, we give the words of an author in the very orthography of that date.
4 Which stunck so vildly, that it forst him slacke
Old copy, _cats_.]  [A Knight of the Post was a person hired to swear anything -- a character often mentioned in old writers.]  Some persons, not merely without reason, but directly against it, treat _vild_ and _vile_, and consequently vildly and _vilely_, as distinct words.