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holily

[ hoh-luh-lee ]

adverb

  1. in a pious, devout, or sacred manner.


holily

/ ˈhəʊlɪlɪ /

adverb

  1. in a holy, devout, or sacred manner


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Word History and Origins

Origin of holily1

First recorded in 1150–1200, holily is from the Middle English; word haliliy. See holy, -ly
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Example Sentences

See how gently and touchingly the day departs, and how holily the night comes!

Among all the human creatures who earn their livelihood by toil, there is not one who earns it more holily than thou, my daughter!

He prays without ceasing, not by uttering without cessation the language of prayer, but by living holily.

This disease is beyond my practice: yet I have known those which have walked in their sleep, who have died holily in their beds.

I shall never cease to recommend you in my prayers and to beseech God to assist you in your design of dying holily.

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