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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. Matthew Bryza:

    Russia’s goal in its lone mediation mission appears to be twofold: firstly, to repair its international reputation in relation to its debacle in Ukraine, and secondly to strengthen the impression in Armenia and Azerbaijan that Russia calls the shots in the South Caucasus, the fact that the U.S. administration is so absent and timid in its response has the impact of ceding the strategic field in the South Caucasus to Russia. This can have profound and dangerous consequences in Syria, Ukraine, and far beyond.

  2. The Australian:

    First, it means the Norges Bank will buy 18 billion more NOK in February than in January, which adds a flow supportive argument to NOK after a week where the stagnating reflation theme weighed, secondly, the larger NOK buying pace will drain liquidity from the interbank market, which puts upward pressure on NOK FRA/OIS spreads. By extension, this will improve the carry case of a long NOK position.

  3. The Spaniard:

    I have total confidence that all my rivals are totally clean, i have no doubt about that, first of all because I believe in the anti-doping program and secondly because I believe in people until they show you otherwise.

  4. Richard Whitmer:

    First of all, it's a phony attack, and secondly, it's extremely sexist to say that a woman is beholden to her father's former employer ... 84% of the record-breaking money that we raised in this campaign is from Michigan. Eighty-two percent of it is $100 or less.

  5. 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.

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. epidemic
    • B. equivalent
    • C. omnifarious
    • D. tacky

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