Holily

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Holily Piously; with sanctity; in a holy manner.
    • Holily Sacredly; inviolably.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • holily In a holy or devout manner; piously; with sanctity.
    • holily Sacredly; inviolably; sinlessly; purely.
    • holily By holy or righteous means.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Holily in a holy manner: piously
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Holy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hálig, lit. whole, perfect, healthy—hál, sound, whole; conn. with hail, heal, whole.

Usage

In literature:

Quite different with YOU, going to work (as YOU would) in the light of a fellow-man, holily pledged in a friendly move to his brother man.
"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens
She had loved her husband fervently and holily.
"Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
That would'st thou holily.
"The Prime Minister" by Anthony Trollope
What a sweet and holily intoxicating sensation, a delicious ecstasy!
"Monsieur, Madame and Bebe, Complete" by Gustave Droz
Nor did Mayakin understand as he laboured holily with his wayward godson.
"Revolution and Other Essays" by Jack London
Could she so holily my flames remove, And fall that hour to Abdelmelech's love?
"The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18)" by John Dryden
Do this, and the shadow of this hour will rest ever on your heart holily.
"The Brother Clerks" by Xariffa
The more thou canst do and the better that thou canst do, the more grievously thou shalt be judged unless thou live holily.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
It is, of course, "an edict holily conceived and promulgated," in the estimation of Florimond de Raemond, v. 113.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
What thou would'st highly That would'st thou holily; would'st not play false.
"Characteristics of Women" by Anna Jameson
If at all, honestly, openly, holily, in the face of day!
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 3 September 1848" by Various
We are to live blamelessly before men and holily before God.
"Why I Preach the Second Coming" by Isaac Massey Haldeman
To our hearts, the very birds of Scotland sing holily on that day.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
Guard her well as you do love me; guard her well and holily.
"The Sword of Damocles" by Anna Katharine Green
I shall never cease to recommend you in my prayers, and always beseech him to assist you in your design of dying holily.
"Letters of Abelard and Heloise" by Pierre Bayle
Her I worship, holily.
"The Immortal Lure" by Cale Young Rice
For it will be no light sin in us to deprive of the episcopate those who offer the gifts blamelessly and holily.
"Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom" by T. W. Allies
God grant us the grace to die as holily as she has done!
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
For it will be no light sin for us, if we thrust out those who have offered the gifts of the bishop's office unblamably and holily.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Pastoral Epistles" by Alfred Plummer
Be nobly proud and holily enthusiastic at the prospect of your destinies' vast influence.
"With Americans of Past and Present Days" by J. J. Jusserand
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In poetry:

Over many a glinting street
And the snow capped roofs of men,
Towers that tremble with the beat
Of the midnight bells, and then,
Where my body may not be,
Stands my spirit holily.
"Before Sleep" by Archibald Lampman