What does Openly mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. openlyadverb

    in an open way

    "he openly flaunted his affection for his sister"


  1. openlyadverb

    in an open manner, visibly, not covertly

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Openlyadverb

    Etymology: from open.

    Their actions always spoken of with great honour, are now called openly into question. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    Prayers are faulty, not whensoever they be openly made, but when hypocrisy is the cause of open praying. Richard Hooker.

    Why should you have put me to deny
    This claim which now you wear so openly. William Shakespeare.

    I knew the time,
    Now full, that I no more should live obscure,
    But openly begin, as best becomes
    The authority which I deriv’d from heav’n. Par. Reg.

    How grosly and openly do many of us contradict the plain precepts of the gospel, by our ungodliness and worldly lusts. John Tillotson, Serm. 5.

    We express our thanks by openly owning our parentage, and paying our common devotions to God on this day’s solemnity. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    Too openly does love and hatred show:
    A bounteous master, but a deadly foe. Dryden.

Editors Contribution

  1. openlyadverb

    In an open manner.

    They were discussing their lives openly at the table together and resolved so much by just looking into each others eyes and seeing the truth.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Openly' in Adverbs Frequency: #391

Anagrams for Openly »

  1. poleyn

  2. onlepy

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Openly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Openly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Openly in a Sentence

  1. Yan Myo Thien:

    Who gave the order to use such forces? Do they have such forces formed secretly? They need to explain it to the people openly.

  2. Geoffrey Pyatt:

    Rather than supporting Ukraine's reforms and working to root out corruption, corrupt actors within the prosecutor general's office are making things worse by openly and aggressively undermining reform.

  3. Selahattin Demirtas:

    They are openly violating the constitution by declaring me guilty even though there is no conviction ruling against me, and are trying to direct the public by misinforming them.

  4. Bill Hagerty:

    It is outrageous that after dismantling commonsense border security measures and unleashing a record-setting border crisis, Secretary Mayorkas has hired an organization that has openly called for the abolition of ICE—one of his own agencies, as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I’ll continue to hold the Biden Administration accountable and ensure that taxpayer-funded programs aren’t hijacked by organizations that oppose the very mission of the program.

  5. Read More'It:

    The levels of sexism and racism are disheartening -- and examples have come out so openly now with incidents like swastikas in schools, it feels important to do something.

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