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universally

[yoo-nuh-vur-suh-lee]
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adverb
  1. in a universal manner; in every instance or place; without exception.

Origin of universally

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at universal, -ly
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  • They were, therefore, not only universally prevalent, but were reckoned as virtues.

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

  • Note: This universally known fable is traditionally narrated.

  • He was twenty years of age, and universally popular because of his beauty and talent.

  • The executive started at mention of that universally known number.

  • But it is universally acknowledged that he slew them all fairly.

    When the West Was Young

    Frederick R. Bechdolt


British Dictionary definitions for universally

universally

adverb
  1. everywhere or in every case; without exceptionthis principle applies universally
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Word Origin and History for universally

adv.

late 14c., from universal + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper