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[in-lee] /ˈɪn li/
intimately; deeply.
Origin of inly
before 900; Middle English inliche, Old English inlīce. See in, -ly Unabridged
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  • She inly vowed that some day she would remember the man, to cut him.

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    Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • I inly determined that none like it should ever take its place.

  • She inly resolved not to aid Peschiera in his designs on Violante.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • And so she came soon again and brought an horse with her that was inly black.

  • While the "tufters" are drawing, we look round again and inly rejoice that Exmoor is still a vast wild tract hardly civilised.

  • Mukunda was greatly pleased with the Acharya's reasoning, as he was inly grieved and angry at the speech of Srvabhauma.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
  • At this the high priest of the tattwa School was inly ashamed, while he marvelled at the Vaishnav spirit of the Master.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
  • I inly wondered which would be my fate, as I glanced at the pretty muslin on the foot of the bed.

    Rutledge Miriam Coles Harris
  • Said Darrell inly, "On the whole, such a marriage would have pleased my poor father."

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "It is the torpor of ambition after one of its storms," said I, inly; and I approached, and laid my hand on his shoulder.

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for inly


(poetic) inwardly; intimately
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Word Origin and History for inly

Old English inlice "internally; sincerely;" see in + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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