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Princeton's WordNet

  1. miserablyadverb

    in a miserable manner

    "I bit my lip miserably and nodded"


  1. miserablyadverb

    In a miserable manner

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Miserablyadverb

    Etymology: from miserable.

    Of the five employed by him, two of them quarrelled, one of which was slain, and the other hanged for it; the third drowned himself; the fourth, though rich, came to beg his bread; and the fifth was miserably stabbed to death. South.

    As the love I bear you makes me thus invite you, so the same love makes me ashamed to bring you to a place, where you shall be so, not spoken by ceremony but by truth, miserably entertained. Philip Sidney, b. ii.


  1. miserably

    Miserably is an adverb that describes an action carried out in a very unhappy, uncomfortable, or pitiful way. It can imply extreme distress, unsatisfactory conditions, or poor quality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Miserablyadverb

    in a miserable; unhappily; calamitously; wretchedly; meanly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of miserably in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of miserably in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of miserably in a Sentence

  1. Meredith McGehee:

    It's clear that anyone wanting an accurate picture of the money flowing in and out of the Clinton Foundation using public records would fail miserably because the public records are both inaccurate and fairly opaque.

  2. Homer Simpson:

    You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.

  3. Andy Sere:

    Instead of using our guy's record to prosecute a case against him, they put all their eggs in a flimsy guilt-by-association attack that failed miserably, even in this strongly populist district, there were some ads where they spent 26 seconds talking about the Kochs and four seconds on Jenkins, which was fine by me.

  4. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    why regret that I lived miserably yesterday? Rather,why not commit and resolve to live happily today?

  5. unknown:

    Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.

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    money demanded for the return of a captured person
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