From same +‎ -ly. Compare Middle English samli (together, with each other, adverb).


samely (comparative more samely, superlative most samely)

  1. (dialectal) Similar; monotonous; unvaried.
    • 1900, The English Illustrated Magazine, volume 23, page 20:
      It is commonly said that the world today is becoming very samely, and the traveller who visits lands that were yesterday regarded as remote haunts of barbarism usually experiences much disillusion.
    • 1997, Smith, John; Smith, Tony Bagnall, Vet in Africa: life on the Zambezi, 1913-1933:
      It all helps to vary a diet which, at this time of year, is very samely and low on greens.


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