A Dictionary of the English Language
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Advisedly

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Advi'sedly. adv. [from advised.] Deliberately; purposely; by design; prudently.

Surprise may be made by moving things, when the party is in haste, and cannot stay to consider advisedly of that which is moved. Bacon, Essay xxiii.

Thou stilest second thoughts (which are by all allowed the best) a relapse; and talkest of a quagmire, where no man ever stuck fast; and accusest constancy of mischief in what is natural, and advisedly undertaken. Sir John Suckling.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Suckling, John (16)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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