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Princeton's WordNet

  1. second, secondlyadverb

    in the second place

    "second, we must consider the economy"


  1. secondlyadverb

    In the second place.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Secondlyadverb

    In the second place.

    Etymology: from second.

    First she hath disobeyed the law, and secondly trespassed against her husband. Ecclus. xxiii 23.

    First, metals are more durable than plants; and secondly, they are more solid and hard. Francis Bacon.

    The house of commons in Ireland, and, secondly, the privy council, addressed his majesty against these half-pence. Jonathan Swift.


  1. secondly

    2 (two) is a number, numeral and digit. It is the natural number following 1 and preceding 3. It is the smallest and only even prime number. Because it forms the basis of a duality, it has religious and spiritual significance in many cultures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secondlyadverb

    in the second place

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Secondly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3565

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Secondly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2394

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Secondly' in Adverbs Frequency: #251

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Secondly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Secondly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Secondly in a Sentence

  1. Chairman Jose Ignacio Goirigolzarri:

    These figures show two things: firstly the extraordinary rate with which shareholders have accepted our offer, and secondly Bankia's ability to respond.

  2. Metropolitan Police:

    As a result firstly of information provided by the Cabinet Office inquiry team and secondly my officers' own assessment, I can confirm that the Met is now investigating a number of events that took place at Downing Street and Whitehall in the last two years in relation to potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations.

  3. Clarissa Ward:

    Secondly, the people living in rebel territory don't trust the Assad regime and see this cessation of hostilities as a trick designed so that the regime can take more territory.

  4. James Hoare:

    I would imagine the DPRK has joined for two reasons, one, to learn what is going on and what others are doing and, secondly, and probably more important, to make sure that its own interests are protected.

  5. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:

    Military operations must stop and arms be withdrawn... Secondly, we need to right conditions for elections in the Donbass (eastern Ukraine).

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. splay
    • B. commensal
    • C. lank
    • D. motile

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