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doubly

[duhb-lee]
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adverb
  1. to a double measure or degree: to be doubly cautious.
  2. in a double manner.
  3. Obsolete. with duplicity.
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Origin of doubly

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at double, -ly
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double, twice, increased

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British Dictionary definitions for doubly

doubly

adverb
  1. to or in a double degree, quantity, or measuredoubly careful
  2. in two waysdoubly wrong
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Word Origin and History for doubly

adv.

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

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