- in a pious, devout, or sacred manner.
Origin of holily
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Examples from the Web for holily
See how gently and touchingly the day departs, and how holily the night comes!My New Curate
And where is the man that walketh so holily in this covenant as becomes him, and as it requires?
For it will be no light sin in us to deprive of the episcopate those who offer the gifts blamelessly and holily.
So tranquil, so serene, yet so glorious were their beams to her, and so silently and holily did they sink into the soul.Helen and Arthur
Caroline Lee Hentz
What a sweet and holily intoxicating sensation, a delicious ecstasy!Monsieur, Madame and Bebe, Complete
- in a holy, devout, or sacred manner
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