Concerning Philip that she was lewdly transported with the loue of one Th.
(lewdly) The mouth can be better engaged than with a cylinder of rank weed.
He drained his glass noisily while his eyes remained upon the pretty buckskin-clad figure that so lewdly attracted him.
If that man should be lewdly given, he deceiveth me; for, Henry, I see virtue in his looks.
Old English læwede "nonclerical," of uncertain origin but probably ultimately from Vulgar Latin *laigo-, from Latin laicus (see lay (adj.)). Sense of "unlettered, uneducated" (early 13c.) descended to "coarse, vile, lustful" by late 14c. Related: Lewdly; lewdness.