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[duhb-lee] /ˈdʌb li/
to a double measure or degree:
to be doubly cautious.
in a double manner.
Obsolete. with duplicity.
Origin of doubly
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at double, -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I'm surprised at myself, doubly surprised at the girl; and both surprises are agreeable ones.

    Set in Silver Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  • She was doubly guarded by her father on one side and her mother on the other.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • When this alarm—always startling, but doubly so in a crowded prison—was given, we were to rush upon the guards and overpower them.

    Capturing a Locomotive William Pittenger
  • Which was doubly true, for both William and Chester had asked her.

    Emmy Lou George Madden Martin
  • In his defenceless and desperate circumstances, such revenge was doubly sweet; and for a while he dwelt on it with pleasure.

British Dictionary definitions for doubly


to or in a double degree, quantity, or measure: doubly careful
in two ways: doubly wrong
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for doubly

late 14c., from double (adj.) + -ly (2).

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