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properly

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proper +‎ -ly

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properly (comparative more properly, superlative most properly)

  1. in a proper manner
    • 2011 December 16, Denis Campbell, “Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients'”, Guardian:
      Hospitals are failing to care properly for the growing number of people with dementia, according to an NHS-funded report, which has prompted demands for big improvements to help patients.
  2. (obsolete) individually; in one's own manner
    Now herkenyth how I bar me properly. — Chaucer.

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