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Fabulously

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Fa'bulously. adv. [from fabulous.] In fiction; in a fabulous manner.

There are many things fabulously delivered, and are not to be accepted as truths. Brown's Vulgar Errours, b. vi. c. 8.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Fabulously." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 26, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4065.


  1. The quote from Browne is actually from b. i. c. 8.

  2. Brandi on May 1st, 2013 at 5:50 pm

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