From Middle English proutly, proudliche, prudeliche, prudliche, prouteliche, from Old English prūtlīċe (“proudly; in a stately manner; magnificently”), equivalent to proud + -ly.
proudly (comparative more proudly, superlative most proudly)
- In a proud manner.
2011 November 10, Jeremy Wilson, “England Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report”, in Telegraph:
With such focus from within the footballing community this week on Remembrance Sunday, there was something appropriate about Colchester being the venue for last night’s game. Troops from the garrison town formed a guard of honour for both sets of players, who emerged for the national anthem with poppies proudly stitched into their tracksuit jackets.