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[doo-sid-lee, dyoo-] /ˈdu sɪd li, ˈdyu-/
adverb, Chiefly British.
devilishly; damnably.
Origin of deucedly
First recorded in 1810-20; deuced + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It's deucedly clever; you have shut up their mouths this time!'

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • deucedly tired she must have been—and all that kind of thing.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • deucedly bad, my boy,” he answered, with a heart-breaking smile.

    Ten Tales Franois Coppe
  • You're deucedly suspicious and sensitive—far more so than I was with you.

    A Pessimist Robert Timsol
  • "At his age I should certainly have been most deucedly in love with the lady," said the Earl.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • People of one idea get so deucedly narrow and tame, I've no patience with them.

    Rose in Bloom Louisa May Alcott
  • I confess I am a little; she must have been so deucedly divided and bothered.

    Washington Square Henry James
  • He is the soul of honour; though so deucedly dilatory in money matters.

    Framley Parsonage

    Anthony Trollope
  • Did you ever hear of anything so deucedly cool in your life?

    Lancaster's Choice Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • My finger is deucedly painful, but I am told this is a good symptom.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime

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