[ suhth-ern-lee ]
/ ˈsʌð ərn li /
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
OTHER WORDS FROM southernlysouth·ern·li·ness, noun
Words nearby southernly
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Example sentences from the Web for southernly
The fourth South American race may be considered as a more southernly expansion of the preceding.The Desert World|Arthur Mangin
It is eight in the morning, hot August; wind a mere lull, but southernly if any.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Most southernly point of island, considered sacred by the Hindus.A Literary and Historical Atlas of Asia|J. G. Bartholomew
British Dictionary definitions for southernly
/ (ˈsʌðənlɪ) /
a less common word for southerly
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