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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soundlyadverb

    deeply or completely

    "slept soundly through the storm"; "the baby is sleeping soundly"

  2. thoroughly, soundly, goodadverb

    completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')

    "he was soundly defeated"; "we beat him good"


  1. soundlyadverb

    In a thorough manner, firmly, completely.

    He was soundly thrashed by the semi-professional boxer.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Soundlyadverb

    Etymology: from sound.

    When Duncan is asleep,
    Whereto the rather shall this hard day’s journey
    Soundly invite him. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    They did ply
    My feet and hands with cords, and to the mast
    With other halfers made me soundly fast. George Chapman, Odyssey.

    Who had so often in your aid
    So many ways been soundly paid;
    Came in at last for better ends. Hudibras.

    Have no concern,
    Provided Punch, for there’s the jest,
    Be soundly maul’d, and plague the rest. Jonathan Swift.

    Their nobility and gentry are one half ruined, banished, or converted: they all soundly feel the smart of the last Irish war. Jonathan Swift.

    The wisest are always the readiest to acknowledge, that soundly to judge of a law is the weightiest thing which any man can take upon him. Richard Hooker.

    The doctrine of the church of England, expressed in the thirty-nine articles, is so soundly and orthodoxly settled, as cannot be questioned without extreme danger to our religion. Francis Bacon.

    Now when that idle dream was to him brought,
    Unto that elfen knight he bad him fly,
    Where he slept soundly, void of evil thought. Fairy Queen.

    When the succession of ideas ceases, our perception of duration ceases with it, which every one experiments whilst he sleeps soundly. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soundlyadverb

    in a sound manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soundly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soundly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of soundly in a Sentence

  1. Richard Windsor:

    Huawei has Apple soundly beaten when it comes to form factor design but even these beautiful-looking devices are going to struggle to see any volume without the Google ecosystem.

  2. Barack Obama:

    We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments ; leaders who demonize those who don't look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people, it's time for the overwhelming majority of Americans of goodwill, of every race and faith and political party, to say as much -- clearly and unequivocally.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    He should be soundly defeated, it should start in the Republican Party - grow a backbone ! Stand up to this guy ! And heaven forbid if he gets the nomination, he needs to be defeated roundly and sent back to Mar-a-Lago.

  4. Tom Osborne:

    I know people talk about how USC beat Alabama in Birmingham the year before we beat Alabama rather soundly in Miami, but I also know that our game in that Orange Bowl was a big factor that began to erode the color barriers even more in the South.

  5. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan:

    Voters of my district soundly re-nominated me based on my strong record of service, giving me more than 65 percent of the vote, and they emphatically rejected Jason Gonzales because they knew he couldn’t be trusted.

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