universally

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English universally; equivalent to universal +‎ -ly

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

universally (comparative more universally, superlative most universally)

  1. In a universal manner.
    • 1909, John Claude White, Sikhim and Bhutan, page 12:
      My experience of the people was that they were universally polite, civil, and clean, and during the whole time I spent in the country, I only saw one drunken man.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      If successful, Edison and Ford—in 1914—would move society away from the ever more expensive and then universally known killing hazards of gasoline cars: […] .

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From universal +‎ -ly.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /iu̯niˈvɛrsaliː/, /iu̯nivɛrˈsaːliː/, /iu̯niˈvɛrsɛliː/, /iu̯niˈvɛrsaliːtʃ(ə)/

AdverbEdit

universally (Late Middle English)

  1. en masse; impacting or influencing everything or everyone.
  2. usually, commonly, frequently
  3. universally, always.
  4. (rare) entirely, fully.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: universally

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