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Definitions for doubly
ˈdʌb lidou·b·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doubly, double, twiceadverb

    to double the degree

    "she was doubly rewarded"; "his eyes were double bright"

  2. doubly, in two waysadverb

    in a twofold manner

    "he was doubly wrong"


  1. doublyadverb

    In a double manner; twice the severity or degree.

  2. doublyadverb

    in two ways

    Doubly wrong

  3. doublyadverb

    with duplicity

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Doublyadverb

    In twice the quantity; to twice the degree.

    Etymology: from double.

    Young Hollis, on a muse by Mars begot,
    Born, Cæsar like, to write and act great deeds,
    Impatient to revenge his fatal shot,
    His right hand doubly to his left succeeds. John Dryden, Ann. Mirab.

    Haply at night he does with horror shun
    A widow’d daughter, or a dying son:
    His neighbour’s offspring he to-morrow sees,
    And doubly feels his want in their increase. Matthew Prior.


  1. doubly

    Doubly is an adverb that means in a double measure or degree; twice as much or to a greater extent. It can denote something happening or existing in two different ways or to two different extents. It can also represent something being repeated or done twice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doublyadverb

    in twice the quantity; to twice the degree; as, doubly wise or good; to be doubly sensible of an obligation

  2. Doublyadverb


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of doubly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of doubly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of doubly in a Sentence

  1. Herodotus:

    A man calumniated is doubly injured -- first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.

  2. George Spencer-Brown:

    Unfortunately, we find systems of education today which have departed so far from the plain truth, that they now teach us to be proud of what we know and ashamed of ignorance. This is doubly corrupt. It is corrupt not only because pride is in itself a mortal sin, but also because to teach pride in knowledge is to put up an effective barrier against any advance upon what is already known, since it makes one ashamed to look beyond the bonds imposed by one's ignorance.

  3. Douglas Adams:

    Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

  4. George Gascón:

    We have seen an increase in hate crimes, not only in our own home town but around the country. And it's unacceptable, but it becomes doubly unacceptable when we have the people that are sworn to protect all of us who engage in this behavior.

  5. Douglas Noel Adams:

    Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.

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