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admirable +‎ -ly


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæd.mɪɹ.əˌbli/
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admirably (comparative more admirably, superlative most admirably)

  1. In a way worthy of admiration.
    He succeeded admirably in drawing fire away from the troop transports.
    Admirably, he went down with his ship after the surviving crew got away in lifeboats.
    • 1749, [John Cleland], Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: Printed [by Thomas Parker] for G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] [], OCLC 731622352:
      ...yet more than all I had heard of it, now strongly informed me I was to expect that supreme pleasure which she had placed in the meeting of those parts so admirably fitted for each other.
  2. To an admirable degree.
    They have made admirably great improvements in quality.

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