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mentally

[men-tl-ee] /ˈmɛn tl i/
adverb
1.
in or with the mind or intellect; intellectually.
2.
with regard to the mind.
Origin of mentally
1655-1665
First recorded in 1655-65; mental1 + -ly
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  • Physically he had considerably improved, but mentally he was not yet recovered.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • I had to get mentally into harmony with the people and conditions I found about me.

  • It is doubtful if it was mentally prepared to entertain it, or evolve the idea.

  • For he was ponderous, spiritually and mentally, as well as materially.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • "But I do not love you," Sidney replied, mentally but steadily.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
Word Origin and History for mentally
adv.

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

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