- in ancient times; of old.
Origin of anciently
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Examples from the Web for anciently
Stern, however, appears to have been anciently synonymous to rudder.King Henry the Fifth
Anciently, in the case of a common misfortune, the representative was put to death.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
In France they anciently had the bell and the crier (the Roman præco).The Book-Collector
William Carew Hazlitt
There was one anciently at Thorn, about which a ballad and legend exist.
Anciently, we know that recourse was had to both of these systems.
- in ancient times
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