in a free manner.

Origin of freely

before 900; Middle English freliche, Old English frēolīce. See free, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of freely

  • I freely say that the tendency of my thought, based on observation, is to conservatism.

    'Tis Sixty Years Since

    Charles Francis Adams

  • She freely acquaints him that he has nothing to expect from her contrary to her duty.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • Desires her to treat her freely; but wishes not that she should impute love to her; and why.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • As matters stand, I don't care to have papers, so freely written, about me.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • But now, youngster, I have answered you freely, and I trow it is time that you answered me.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

Word Origin and History for freely

Old English freolice; see free (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper