Last modified on 29 May 2014, at 19:03

famously

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From famous +‎ -ly.

AdverbEdit

famously (comparative more famously, superlative most famously)

  1. (Discuss(+) this sense) In a celebrated manner.
  2. Indicates that the act, state, or occurrence described by the sentence is famous.
    • 2007, Ian Harrison, Take Me to Your Leader, DK, ISBN 9780756632021, page 152 [1]:
      President Roosevelt famously said "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
    • 2009, Eric Slauter, The State as a Work of Art, Chicago, ISBN 0226761959, page 247 [2]:
      But even as religion was on the rise, the word "God" declined dramatically over the course of the eighteenth century. The word is famously absent from the Constitution, but it was also relatively absent from the printed texts of the decade in which the Constitution was drafted and adopted, and more broadly from the revolutionary period overall.
  3. Really well, having great rapport
    The new roommates got on famously.

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