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capitally

[kap-i-tl-ee]
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adverb
  1. excellently; very well.
  2. in a manner involving capital punishment.

Origin of capitally

First recorded in 1600–10; capital1 + -ly
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Examples from the Web for capitally

Historical Examples

  • These were capitally arranged in the cabin, and looked very nice.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • I said it would do capitally, and she hurried downstairs to prepare my supper.

  • "Thank you, very much; we shall do capitally," the boys said.

  • "I am getting on capitally, thanks to your care," Ralph said.

  • He used to oversee my place on the lake, and did it capitally, too.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe


British Dictionary definitions for capitally

capitally

adverb
  1. mainly British in an excellent manner; admirably
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