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[men-tl-ee] /ˈmɛn tl i/
in or with the mind or intellect; intellectually.
with regard to the mind.
Origin of mentally
First recorded in 1655-65; mental1 + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On hearing this, I mentally advanced my portion to seventy-five per cent.

    Pharaoh's Broker Ellsworth Douglass
  • Personally I believe that if you are not mentally deranged, she is!

    The Blue Wall Richard Washburn Child
  • Wagner at fifteen was a poet, and the energetic, suggestive music of Beethoven was mentally transformed into living personalities.

    Wagner as I Knew Him Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
  • He took careful note of them, and mentally shook hands with himself.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • Sarah Lewis was not mentally bright, and required close watching, which she certainly received at the Mannings'.

    A Little Girl in Old Boston Amanda Millie Douglas
Word Origin and History for mentally

1660s, from mental + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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