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roundly

[round-lee] /ˈraʊnd li/
adverb
1.
in a round manner.
2.
vigorously or briskly.
3.
outspokenly, severely, or unsparingly.
4.
completely or fully.
5.
in round numbers or in a vague or general way.
Origin of roundly
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at round1, -ly
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  • He said roundly: "No, I shan't; I knew it would be a failure."

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Nancy made a cry of alarm, took the hood out of his hand, and scolded him roundly.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Hogan replied by roundly cursing the coat and his own lucklessness.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • "You ought to have them taught you with a stick," he had told her roundly, on the last occasion.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • A paradox this to Maimon, and roundly denied as impossible when he first heard of it.

British Dictionary definitions for roundly

roundly

/ˈraʊndlɪ/
adverb
1.
frankly, bluntly, or thoroughly: to be roundly criticized
2.
in a round manner or so as to be round
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