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Princeton's WordNet

  1. falselyadverb

    in an insincerely false manner

    "a seduction on my part would land us with the necessity to rise, bathe and dress, chat falsely about this and that, and emerge into the rest of the evening as though nothing had happened"

  2. falsely, incorrectlyadverb

    in an incorrect manner

    "to credit Lister with the first formulation of the basic principle of stratigraphy would be to bestow credit falsely"

Wiktionary

  1. falselyadverb

    In a false manner.

    He protested his innocence to the end, claiming he had been falsely charged and convicted.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Falselyadverb

    Etymology: from false.

    Simeon and Levi spake not only falsely but insidiously, nay hypocritically, abusing proselytes and religion. Gov. of Tongue.

    Already were the Belgians on our coast,
    Whose fleet more mighty every day became
    By late success, which they did falsely boast,
    And now by first appearing seem’d to claim. John Dryden, Ann Mir.

    Tell him, I did in vain his brother move,
    And yet he falsely said he was in love;
    Falsely; for had he truly lov’d, at least
    He would have giv’n one day to my request. John Dryden, Aureng.

    Such as are treated ill, and upbraided falsely, find out an intimate friend that will hear their complaints, and endeavour to sooth their secret resentments. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    He knows that to be inconvenient which we falsely think convenient for us. George Smalridge, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Falselyadverb

    in a false manner; erroneously; not truly; perfidiously or treacherously

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of falsely in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of falsely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of falsely in a Sentence

  1. David Harsanyi:

    This week alone, four big scoops were run by major news organizations — written by top reporters and presumably churned through layers of scrupulous editing — that turned out to be completely wrong: Reuters, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and others reported that the special counsel’s office had subpoenaed Donald Trump’s records from Deutsche Bank. They weren’t, aBC reported that Trump had directed Michael Flynn to make contact with Russian officials before the election. He didn’t (as far as we know). The New York Times ran a story that showed K.T. McFarland had acknowledged collusion. She didn’t. Then CNN topped off the week by falsely reporting that the Trump campaign had been offered access to hacked Democratic National Committee emails before they were published.

  2. Henry David Thoreau:

    We falsely attribute to men a determined character - putting together all their yesterdays - and averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is the silent poor indeed.

  3. Loren Weisman:

    Are they as clean as they claim? Or are they only presenting a very neat and falsely polished front?

  4. Heidi Heitkamp:

    I saw somebody who was very angry, who was very nervous, and I saw rage that a lot of people said,' well of course you're going to see rage he's being falsely accused,' but it is at all times you're to acquit yourself with a demeanor that's becoming of Supreme Court.

  5. Rebekah Koffler:

    The U.S. security apparatus has falsely been imagining that certain things are achievable with Russia, and every single president has tried the so-called ‘reset’ and failed, because Russia does not view itself as a friend.

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