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Mu'tually. adv. [from mutual.] Reciprocally; in return.

                        He never bore
Like labour with the rest; where th' other instruments
Did see, and hear, devise, instruct, walk, feel
And mutually participate.
Shakespeare's Coriolanus.

Dear love I bear to fair Anne Page,
Who mutually hath answer'd my affection.
Shakespeare.

The tongue and pen mutually assist one another, writing what we speak, and speaking what we write. Holder.

Pellucid substances act upon the rays of light at a distance, in refracting, reflecting and inflecting them, and the rays mutually agitate the parts of those substances at a distance for heating them. Newton's Opticks.

They mutually teach, and are taught, that lesson of vain confidence and security. Atterbury's Sermons.

May I the sacred pleasures know
Of strictest amity, nor ever want
A friend with whom I mutually may share
Gladness and anguish.
Philips.

Sources: Atterbury, Francis (75) · Shakespeare's Coriolanus (80) · Holder, William (38) · Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor (95) · Newton, Isaac (40) · Philips, John (42)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Mutually." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: March 23, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=19525.


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