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From constant +‎ -ly.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒnstəntli/
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constantly (comparative more constantly, superlative most constantly)

  1. (archaic) With steadfastness; with resolve; in loyalty, faithfully.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970:
      , I.iv.1:
      Agrippa and the rest of his weeping friends earnestly besought him [] not to offer violence unto himself, ‘with a settled resolution he desired again they would approve of his good intent, and not seek to dehort him from it’; and so constantly died.
  2. In a constant manner; occurring continuously; persistently.
  3. (frequency) Recurring regularly.
    I find that I am constantly reminding you to feed your pets.
  4. In an unchangeable or invariable manner; in every case.


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