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Princeton's WordNet

  1. respectfullyadverb

    in a respectful manner

    "might I respectfully suggest to the Town Council that they should adopt a policy of masterly inactivity?"


  1. respectfullyadverb

    In a respectful manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Respectfullyadverb

    With some degree of reverence.

    Etymology: from respectful.

    To your glad genius sacrifice this day,
    Let common meats respectfully give way. Dryden.

Editors Contribution

  1. respectfullyadverb

    In a respectful manner.

    They communicated respectfully.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of respectfully in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of respectfully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of respectfully in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Bakaj:

    I am writing to respectfully request that you counsel your client on the legal and ethical peril in which he is placing himself should anyone be physically harmed as a result of his, or his surrogates', behavior.

  2. Vincent Tessitore Jr.:

    We have to do something to make people more accountable when they do get caught, the leading reason why our employees are getting hurt is because they say to someone, very respectfully, ‘You need to put a mask on.’ In today’s world, that gets you smacked.

  3. Arnold Robinson:

    The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time.

  4. Daniel Domenech:

    There have always been disagreements that were discussed, if not necessarily amicably, at least respectfully, the climate is very different now, what we're seeing around the country. School board meetings that actually turned violent, where the police have to be called, people that are disrespectful, they're shouting and shoving.

  5. Chief James Craig:

    I have spoken to a number of department members, men and women of all ethnic backgrounds, who have expressed Two Detroit police officers disdain and outrage in this incident, we hold Two Detroit police officers to a higher standard. Two Detroit police officers are expected to serve the community both ethically and respectfully, and this type of behavior will not be tolerated.

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