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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worthilyadverb

    in a worthy manner; with worthiness


  1. worthilyadverb

    In a worthy manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Worthilyadverb

    Etymology: from worthy.

    The divine original of our souls hath little influence upon us to engage us to walk worthily of our extraction, and to do nothing that is base. John Ray.

    They are betray’d
    While they pervers pure nature’s healthful rules
    To loathsome sickness, worthily, since they
    God’s image did not reverence in themselves. John Milton.

    You worthily succeed, not only to the honours of your ancestors, but also to their virtues. Dryden.

    Christian men having, besides the common light of all men, so great help of heavenly direction from above, together with the lamps of so bright examples as the church of God doth yield, it cannot but worthily seem reproachful for us to leave both the one and the other. Richard Hooker.

    The king is present; if’t be known to him
    That I gainsay my deed, how may he wound,
    And worthily, my falshood. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    A Christian cannot lawfully hate any one; and yet I affirm that some may very worthily deserve to be hated; and of all, the deceiver deserves it most. Robert South, Sermons.


  1. worthily

    "Worthily" is an adverb that describes the action of doing something in a manner that is deserving honor, respect, or attention. It refers to acting in a way that is suitable, appropriate, fitting, or commendable, presumably due to a high standard or value associated with the action.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worthilyadverb

    in a worthy manner; excellently; deservedly; according to merit; justly; suitably; becomingly

Anagrams for worthily »

  1. Holy Writ

  2. wrothily

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worthily in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worthily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of worthily in a Sentence

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.

  2. Oleg Burtsev:

    This is because the plans of the leadership of our country and our army are to ensure that we are capable of worthily countering any probable enemy from all directions.

  3. Henry James:

    The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master.

  4. Marcus Aurelius:

    Here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not “This is misfortune,” but “To bear this worthily is good fortune”.

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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. hodgepodge
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    • C. hunch
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