Origin of loyal
Examples from the Web for loyally
When it does, Obama is going to need Democratic legislators and liberals across the country firmly and loyally in his corner.Will Obama Learn the Right Lesson From the Summers Debacle?|Michael Tomasky|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And Netanyahu has loyally followed that advice since entering politics a quarter century ago.
Mike Lofgren loyally served the GOP on Capitol Hill for 28 years.
Not since Carmela Soprano has a wife stood so loyally behind her n'er-do-well husband as Denise Richards has in recent months.
Having made up my mind, I loyally warded off anything that might jeopardize my decision.
The theory that all offences were cancelled by conversion was loyally observed.
She had loyally adopted Char's prejudice, but was too kind-hearted not to try furtively to make up for it.The War-Workers|E.M. Delafield
"He would have won had I been on his back," declared the girl, loyally.Thoroughbreds|W. A. Fraser
I can faithfully carry a message and loyally serve those who trust me.The Black Douglas|S. R. Crockett
Each knew it was a pretext, but each was loyally ready to accept the other's belief in it as a reality.It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for loyally
Word Origin for loyal
Word Origin and History for loyally (1 of 2)
1530s, in reference to subjects of sovereigns or governments, from Middle French loyal, from Old French loial, leal "of good quality; faithful; honorable; law-abiding; legitimate, born in wedlock," from Latin legalem, from lex "law." In most cases it has displaced Middle English leal, which is from the same French source. Sense development in English is feudal, via notion of "faithful in carrying out legal obligations." In a general sense (of dogs, lovers, etc.), from c.1600. As a noun meaning "those who are loyal" from 1530s (originally often in plural).