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[fit-lee] /ˈfɪt li/
in a proper or suitable manner.
at a proper or suitable time.
Origin of fitly
First recorded in 1540-50; fit1 + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Beowulf's "jubilee" is fitly solemnized by his third and last dragon-fight.

    Beowulf Unknown
  • A reference may fitly be made here to a reason given by Mons.

  • Those were the days when Dawson might fitly have been called the dissolute.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • This was the day of Pentecost, and fitly commemorated by the Church.

    Glances at Europe Horace Greeley
  • The consummation had been fitly rounded out by the changes in the Constitution.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • Of course, in all of its awful details it never can be fitly written.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • It may well be understood how all this might be very wisely and fitly done.

  • From that we may fitly turn to the more special question, "What is an Avatra?"

    Avatras Annie Besant
  • I wish I could fitly celebrate the joyousness of the New England winter.

    Backlog Studies Charles Dudley Warner
  • There are questions, as well as persons, that only the Comic can fitly touch.

British Dictionary definitions for fitly


in a proper manner or place or at a proper time
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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